Definition of war-weary in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwôrˌwirē/


Exhausted and dispirited by war or conflict: an increasingly war-weary population
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  • In Britain, Churchill and Milner were the main advocates of this, but Lloyd George, fearing disaffection among war-weary troops and workers, was opposed.
  • Most parts of the interior are inaccessible due to the continuing fighting, making it difficult for aid agencies to reach war-weary residents in these areas.
  • In fact, many Russians bad good reason for resenting the Allied occupation, especially the thousands of war-weary people who had been conscripted.



Example sentences
  • Eventually, by 1917, sheer war-weariness was taking its toll, quite apart from other factors such as the growing militancy from organized labour and the Messianic appeal of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia.
  • Twenty-two years later, that war-weariness remained, creating a French popular and political (but not military) reluctance either to enter into a conflict or to continue a conflict once it had begun.
  • While urban protests were encouraged by the Communists, Fenby writes, they were ‘above all, a sign of war-weariness and alienation from a regime that had nothing more to offer.’
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