frazzle

To frazzle is to tire or wear someone out. Traffic jams and looming deadlines tend to frazzle people.

Frazzle is a funny-looking word, but it means something not-so-funny: being exhausted, physically or mentally. Parents are frazzled by their children crying and running around. A difficult job like serving as a police officer is extremely frazzling. Doing anything that takes a mental, emotional, or physical toll is frazzling. When someone feels tired, they will often say "I'm frazzled!"

Primary Meanings of frazzle

1.
vn
exhaust physically or emotionally
a state of extreme exhaustion
2.
v
wear away by rubbing
Full Definitions of frazzle
1

v exhaust physically or emotionally

“She was frazzled after the visit of her in-laws”
Type of:
beat, exhaust, tucker, tucker out, wash up
wear out completely

n a state of extreme exhaustion

“he was worn to a frazzle
Type of:
exhaustion
extreme fatigue
2

v wear away by rubbing

Synonyms:
fray
Type of:
break, bust, fall apart, wear, wear out
go to pieces

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