weariness

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Weariness \Wea"ri*ness\, noun The quality or state of being weary or tried; lassitude; exhaustion of strength; fatigue.

With weariness and wine oppressed. --Dryden.

A man would die, though he were neither valiant nor miserable, only upon a weariness to do the same thing so oft over and over. --Bacon.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

weariness

noun

1: temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work; "he was hospitalized for extreme fatigue"; "growing fatigue was apparent from the decline in the execution of their athletic skills"; "weariness overcame her after twelve hours and she fell asleep" [syn: {fatigue}, {weariness}, {tiredness}]


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