Definition of jaded in English:



  • 1Bored or lacking enthusiasm, typically after having had too much of something.

    ‘meals to tempt the most jaded appetites’
    • ‘Now, he says, we are all so jaded that we are almost unshockable.’
    • ‘Mirrors reflect burnished silver candelabras, enhancing the pleasure of jaded diners who've tasted it all.’
    • ‘She is restless, seriously jaded and weary of the word processor.’
    • ‘He is a jaded actor, past his prime and shooting an absurd commercial for Suntori Whiskey, for which he despises himself.’
    • ‘I left the theatre, not raging at a failed masterpiece, but merely feeling a little jaded and nonplussed.’
    • ‘His World Cup exertions have perhaps left him more mentally jaded than straining physically.’
    • ‘I am so jaded by the whole process that I assume that things will basically work exactly the same as before, with a load of new acronyms.’
    • ‘Honestly, if you're too jaded to enjoy being a rock star, you're just too jaded to live.’
    • ‘We all feel jaded and long for time to escape and revitalise. I'm consoled with the thought of leaving.’
    • ‘If you live for your online friends, you're never going to live in the real world and that will leave you jaded and unhappy.’
    • ‘It's no great shakes when an old guy feels a bit tired and jaded, and unable to function as a poet for a while.’
    • ‘The fireworks may awaken the increasingly jaded viewer from his slumbers but invariably fail to unpick a single assumption.’
    • ‘Can anyone reassure me I'm being unpleasantly jaded and cynical… or has it crossed other minds?’
    • ‘The account reminds the reader that even a smirking, jaded loafer can be profoundly affected by tragedy.’
    • ‘I confess to have become so jaded as to find the practice rather tedious.’
    • ‘The proper parents of today's jaded kids have their own problems with the circus.’
    • ‘While at first glance brittle Callie is a somewhat tired stereotype of the jaded New Yorker, she's easy to warm up to.’
    • ‘Spectacle is the best word to describe the show; as it would enthuse the most jaded sybarite.’
    • ‘But I think even the most jaded among us will be impressed with what Andree Cazabon has done.’
    • ‘In the meantime, what does the man forever jaded against television have to look forward to?’
    satiated, sated, surfeited, glutted, cloyed, gorged
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    1. 1.1Irish informal Physically tired; exhausted.
      ‘I have to work tonight and I don't want to become totally jaded before I even get there’
      • ‘Since it has aired I have been on tour and I am well jaded from it all.’
      • ‘And she needs to ensure her second run around the course does not become tired and jaded - for us.’
      • ‘Celtic soon lost their impetus and had the look of a jaded team.’
      • ‘The wind and hail arrived with ten minutes left and the visitors looked tired and jaded.’
      • ‘The usually quicksilver striker is looking jaded and he had three opportunities to put Dundee ahead before Hibs took the lead.’
      tired, weary, tired out, wearied, worn out, exhausted, fatigued, overtired, sleepy, drowsy, sapped, dog-tired, spent, drained, jet-lagged, debilitated, prostrate, enervated, low
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Late 16th century (in the sense ‘disreputable’): from jade.