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Annoyed, unhappy, or bored, especially with a situation that has existed for a long time.‘I am fed up with being put down and made to feel stupid’
annoyed, irritated, angry, irate, furious, incensed, inflamed, enraged, infuriated, maddened, fuming, wrathful, choleric, exasperated, piqued, irked, nettled, ill-humoured, hot-tempered, testy, cross, in a bad mood, in a temper, in high dudgeon, huffy, in a huff, put out, disgruntled, displeased, dissatisfied, frustrated, resentfulView synonyms
- ‘We are fed up of the broken promises, fed up of being used as pawns and fed up with being bottom of the pile.’
- ‘He was fed up with having to worry about whether or not his actions or words were going to get him severely hurt.’
- ‘We returned to the upstairs bar where there was about 50 fans fed up and having the same trouble as us.’
- ‘We are fed up and frustrated by the failure of politicians to address our concerns.’
- ‘Leane Holland got so fed up with criminals dumping cars in woods near her home that she decided to take action.’
- ‘Some of my friends think it's a good idea, but others say I'm being stupid and will be just as fed up there.’
- ‘Are you fed up with bringing bananas to work or school only to find them bruised and squashed?’
- ‘Maybe I'll get fed up of this one and decide to install another and customise that before I try my own.’
- ‘I speak to many people every week who are just as fed up with the law-breakers as police officers are.’
- ‘People are fed up with rubbish-strewn streets and want to see them swept clean.’
- ‘Unfortunately, other than restart the game there is little you can do about this and in the end I got fed up.’
- ‘At that time Jon and I were getting fed up spending all our time in a small flat in London.’
- ‘Anyway, in the end I got fed up waiting for the mystery singer to finish his shower.’
- ‘Have I got fed up with the latest violence done in the name of fundamentalism?’
- ‘They are fed up with Bradford being talked down and the way it is portrayed.’
- ‘I was one of the 20,000 who voted for you, and am as fed up as I am sure you will be.’
- ‘It's not much longer before I get fed up, decide to toss all good manners out of the window and have some fun.’
- ‘I am fed up hearing cars hurtling past on that road and nothing being done about it.’
- ‘I am sure I speak for many residents when I say I, for one, am fed up seeing this sort of thing.’
- ‘Swindon patients fed up with long waits could soon be entitled to treatment in foreign countries.’
fed up to the teeth (or back teeth)
Extremely annoyed or unhappy.‘I'm fed up to the back teeth with the mess he's landed us in’
dissatisfied, disgruntled, fed up, disaffected, discontent, malcontent, unhappy, aggrieved, displeased, resentful, enviousView synonyms
- ‘The argument has centred on men being fed up to the teeth with being blamed for all that is wrong in the world.’
- ‘I don't know about you, but I'm fed up to the teeth reading who took what and how much - and it's costing the country an absolute fortune to find out.’
- ‘I'm fed up to the teeth with seeing male fantasies and desires.’
- ‘For one thing they are missing out on one of life's great pleasures and secondly, they must be fed up to the teeth.’
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