If you've done something so much that it doesn't excite you anymore but just leaves you tired, consider yourself jaded. If someone says you look a little jaded, it just means that you look tired.

  • Pronunciation: /'dʒedɪd/
  • English Description: depleted of strength or energy
  • Synonyms: exhausted
  • Chinese Translation: 厌倦的(yan4 juan4 de)
  • Spanish Translation: harto
  • STORY: The history of jaded is not clear, but perhaps it is related to the noun jade, an old term for a worn-out horse. Even if not, picturing a tired old horse may be a nice way to remember that jaded means dulled or tired from too much of something. The word can also mean cynical because of bad experiences with something, like a jaded journalist who doesn't see the person behind the politician.


  • Perhaps we're jaded, but most clips are of the "been there, done that" variety.
  • One reason repression survives, as reporters haranguing jaded editors have long known, is that it is repetitive.

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