weariness

Weariness is a temporary feeling of low energy and tiredness. Most people feel weariness after a long day of work. Marathons, babysitting small children, standardized tests, and getting old can also cause weariness.

When you're weary, you're tired. Put a –ness at the end of the word to make a noun, and viola! weariness is the condition of feeling tired or fatigued. In fact, the familiar French loan word fatigue means “weariness.” Physical work (like helping someone move) or mental work (like reading a difficult book) can make you experience weariness. If a busy schedule is making you feel a general sense of weariness, it’s time for a vacation.

Definitions of weariness
  1. noun
    temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work
    weariness overcame her after twelve hours and she fell asleep”
    synonyms: fatigue, tiredness
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    asthenopia, eyestrain
    a tiredness of the eyes caused by prolonged close work by a person with an uncorrected vision problem
    jet lag
    fatigue and sleep disturbance resulting from disruption of the body's normal circadian rhythm as a result of jet travel
    exhaustion
    extreme fatigue
    grogginess
    a groggy state resulting from weariness
    logginess, loginess
    a dull and listless state resulting from weariness
    inanition
    exhaustion resulting from lack of food
    frazzle
    a state of extreme exhaustion
    brain-fag, mental exhaustion
    exhaustion that affects mental keenness
    type of:
    temporary state
    a state that continues for a limited time
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