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jaded


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jade  \Jade\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Jaded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Jading}.] 
  1.  To  treat  like  a  jade;  to  spurn.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  make  ridiculous  and  contemptible.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  do  now  fool  myself,  to  let  imagination  jade  me 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  exhaust  by  overdriving  or  long-continued  labor  of  any 
  kind  to  tire  or  wear  out  by  severe  or  tedious  tasks;  to 
  harass. 
 
  The  mind,  once  jaded  by  an  attempt  above  its  power, 
  .  .  .  checks  at  any  vigorous  undertaking  ever  after 
  --Locke. 
 
  Syn:  To  fatigue;  tire;  weary;  harass. 
 
  Usage:  To  {Jade},  {Fatigue},  {Tire},  {Weary}.  Fatigue  is  the 
  generic  term;  tire  denotes  fatigue  which  wastes  the 
  strength;  weary  implies  that  a  person  is  worn  out  by 
  exertion;  jade  refers  to  the  weariness  created  by  a 
  long  and  steady  repetition  of  the  same  act  or  effort. 
  A  little  exertion  will  tire  a  child  or  a  weak  person; 
  a  severe  or  protracted  task  wearies  equally  the  body 
  and  the  mind;  the  most  powerful  horse  becomes  jaded  on 
  a  long  journey  by  a  continual  straining  of  the  same 
  muscles.  Wearied  with  labor  of  body  or  mind;  tired  of 
  work  tired  out  by  importunities;  jaded  by  incessant 
  attention  to  business. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jaded 
  adj  1:  exhausted;  "my  father's  words  had  left  me  jaded  and 
  depressed"-  William  Styron  [syn:  {wearied}] 
  2:  dulled  by  surfeit;  "the  amoral,  jaded,  bored  upper  classes" 




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