Definition of jaded in US English:



  • Tired, bored, 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I confess to have become so jaded as to find the practice rather tedious.’
    • ‘The account reminds the reader that even a smirking, jaded loafer can be profoundly affected by tragedy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We all feel jaded and long for time to escape and revitalise. I'm consoled with the thought of leaving.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Honestly, if you're too jaded to enjoy being a rock star, you're just too jaded to live.’
    • ‘I left the theatre, not raging at a failed masterpiece, but merely feeling a little jaded and nonplussed.’
    • ‘Mirrors reflect burnished silver candelabras, enhancing the pleasure of jaded diners who've tasted it all.’
    • ‘In the meantime, what does the man forever jaded against television have to look forward to?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The proper parents of today's jaded kids have their own problems with the circus.’
    • ‘The fireworks may awaken the increasingly jaded viewer from his slumbers but invariably fail to unpick a single assumption.’
    • ‘While at first glance brittle Callie is a somewhat tired stereotype of the jaded New Yorker, she's easy to warm up to.’
    • ‘His World Cup exertions have perhaps left him more mentally jaded than straining physically.’
    • ‘Can anyone reassure me I'm being unpleasantly jaded and cynical… or has it crossed other minds?’
    satiated, sated, surfeited, glutted, cloyed, gorged
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Late 16th century (in the sense ‘disreputable’): from jade.