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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section II. Personal Affections
1. Passive Affections
 
841. Weariness.
 
  
NOUN:WEARINESS, defatigation [obs.], ennui, boredom; lassitude (fatigue) [See Fatigue]; drowsiness [See Inactivity].
  DISGUST, nausea, loathing, sickness; satiety [See Satiety]; tœdium vitœ [L.] (dejection) [See Dejection].
  TEDIUM, wearisomeness, tediousness &c. adj.; heavy hours, dull work, monotony, twice-told tale; “the enemy” [time].
  BORE, buttonholer, proser, dry-as-dust, fossil [colloq.], wet blanket; pill, stiff [both slang].
  
VERB:WEARY; tire (fatigue) [See Fatigue]; bore; bore -, weary -, tire- -to death, - out of one’s life, - out of all patience; set -, send- to sleep; buttonhole.
  PALL, sicken, nauseate, disgust; harp on the same string; drag its -slow, - weary- length along.
  never hear the last of; be tired &c. adj. of or with; yawn; die with ennui.
  
ADJECTIVE:WEARYING &c. v.; wearing; wearisome, tiresome, irksome; uninteresting, stupid, bald, devoid of interest, jejune, dry, monotonous, dull, arid, tedious, humdrum, mortal [colloq.], flat; prosy, prosing; slow; soporific, somniferous, dormitive, opiate.
  DISGUSTING &c. v.; unenjoyed.
  WEARY; tired &c. v.; drowsy (sleepy) [See Inactivity]; uninterested, flagging, used up, worn out, blasé [F.], life-weary, weary of life; sick of.
  
ADVERB:WEARILY &c. adj.; usque ad nauseam [L.].
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Time hanging heavily on one’s hands.
  2. Toujours perdrix.
  3. Crambe repetita.
  4. Weary of myself and sick of asking What I am and what I ought to be.—Arnold

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