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[mass noun] The state of wishing for sleep or rest; weariness:‘tiredness overcame her and she fell into a deep slumber’‘depression and tiredness caused by overwork’
fatigue, weariness, exhaustion, prostration, overtiredness, collapse, jet lagsleepiness, drowsiness, somnolence, dozinesslethargy, lassitude, languor, languidness, debility, enervation, listlessness, sluggishness, lifelessness, torpor, inertiaView synonyms
- ‘Filling up on fatty foods like meat and cheese added to feelings of tiredness and lethargy.’
- ‘Getting up in the mornings results in tiredness and ruins the pub.’
- ‘I have been drinking coffee this morning, so am not feeling my tiredness as I was yesterday.’
- ‘I roused myself for the fireworks, but soon I was collapsing with tiredness again.’
- ‘As I already said, side effects I have experienced include headaches and constant tiredness.’
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