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Synonyms

tired

adjective

needing to rest or sleep

exhausted

adjective

extremely tired and without enough energy to do anything else

sleepy

adjective

feeling tired and wanting to sleep

weary

adjective

very tired, especially because of hard work or activity

drowsy

adjective

feeling that you want to sleep

fatigued

adjective

formal feeling extremely tired, either physically or mentally

dozy

adjective

tired and likely to go to sleep

run-down

adjective

so tired that you do not feel well

all in

informal so tired that you cannot do anything more

on your last legs

extremely tired

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beat

adjective

spoken very tired

burnt-out

adjective

someone who is burnt-out is very tired and has no energy, usually because of too much work or worry

bushed

adjective

informal extremely tired

catatonic

adjective

not moving or thinking because you are completely bored or very tired

dazed

adjective

unable to think clearly or understand what is happening because you are surprised, upset, tired, or have been hit on the head

dead

adjective

informal very tired, weak, or ill

dead beat

adjective

informal extremely tired

dog-tired

adjective

informal extremely tired

done in

very tired

dopey

adjective

informal feeling tired and not able to think quickly, especially because you have been given drugs to take away your pain or to make you sleep

dopy

another spelling of dopey

enervated

adjective

formal feeling tired and weak

fagged

adjective

Britishinformal very tired

fit to drop

extremely tired from physical exercise or work

flagging

adjective

becoming weaker, more tired, or less enthusiastic

frazzled

adjective

informal extremely tired, annoyed, and unable to deal with things

groggy

adjective

feeling tired, weak, or confused, especially because you are ill or have not had enough sleep

in a daze

not concentrating, thinking clearly, or understanding what is happening around you

knackered

adjective

Britishvery informal very tired

lethargic

adjective

lacking energy and not wanting to do anything

low

adjective

used about someone who does not have much energy

muzzy

adjective

Britishinformal not able to think clearly, usually because you are ill, tired, or affected by alcohol

overtired

adjective

extremely tired, but not able to sleep

played-out

adjective

someone who is played-out is very tired or no longer as powerful as they used to be

pooped

adjective

mainly Americaninformal very tired

prostrate

adjective

formal extremely tired or upset

ready to drop

to be very tired

shagged

adjective

Britishimpolite extremely tired

shattered

adjective

informal extremely tired

somnolent

adjective

literary feeling ready to sleep

spent

adjective

literary very tired

stonkered

adjective

Australianinformal extremely tired

strung out

adjective

informal very tired, nervous, and worried

tired

adjective

if a part of your body is tired, it needs to rest

torpid

adjective

formal lacking energy or enthusiasm

weary

adjective

showing that you are very tired

weary

adjective

tired and impatient about something

whacked

adjective

Britishinformal very tired

wiped out

adjective

informal extremely tired

wobbly

adjective

feeling weak and having trouble standing or walking, especially because you are ill or tired

worn out

adjective

extremely tired

worn to a frazzle

extremely tired

wrecked

adjective

informal extremely tired

zoned

adjective

Americaninformal very tired, or unable to think clearly

zonked

adjective

informal very tired, or almost unconscious

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