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jaded Line breaks: jaded
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒeɪdɪd/

Definition of jaded in English:


1Bored or lacking enthusiasm, typically after having had too much of something: meals to tempt the most jaded appetites
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  • Spectacle is the best word to describe the show; as it would enthuse the most jaded sybarite.
  • We all feel jaded and long for time to escape and revitalise. I'm consoled with the thought of leaving.
  • If you live for your online friends, you're never going to live in the real world and that will leave you jaded and unhappy.
1.1Irish informal Physically tired; exhausted: I have to work tonight and I don’t want to become totally jaded before I even get there
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  • And she needs to ensure her second run around the course does not become tired and jaded - for us.
  • The wind and hail arrived with ten minutes left and the visitors looked tired and jaded.
  • Celtic soon lost their impetus and had the look of a jaded team.
informal all in, done (in/up), dead, dead beat, dead tired, dead on one's feet, asleep on one's feet, ready to drop, played out, fagged out, bushed, pooped, worn to a frazzle, shattered, burnt out
British informal knackered, whacked
North American informal tuckered out


Example sentences
  • But we're not Europeans: we can't simply light up a Gauloise, unfold a copy of our partisan newspaper and jadedly admit that bias is inevitable - c'est la guerre!
  • As my ninth presidential inauguration in Washington approaches, perhaps I should be jadedly bemused.
  • As to the Exhibition itself, he jadedly complained to a friend on 11 July that he felt ‘used up’: ‘I don't say there's nothing in it’ - there's too much…
Example sentences
  • Innocence lost, it's an old and boring story, but the way that she dismisses a potential boyfriend as ‘too good for me’ is sad in a 14 year old, who should be a decade away from such jadedness.
  • They confront the demons that plague their lives - betrayal, suspicion, guilt and loss, hope and fading aspirations - not only with Gary's mordant jadedness, but with plainspoken sincerity.
  • We have immensities of creativity unknown to previous history, but also the spectre of unparalleled jadedness.


Late 16th century (in the sense 'disreputable'): from jade2.

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