adjective (wearier, weariest)
feeling or showing tiredness, esp. as a result of excessive exertion or lack of sleep: he gave a long, weary sigh.
• reluctant to see or experience any more of; tired of: she was weary of their constant arguments | [ in combination ] : war-weary Americans.
• calling for a great amount of energy or endurance; tiring and tedious: the weary journey began again.
verb (wearies, wearying, wearied) [ with obj. ]
cause to become tired: she was wearied by her persistent cough.
• [ no obj. ] (weary of) grow tired of or bored with: she wearied of the sameness of her life.
a feeling of anxiety or worry: public disquiet about animal testing.
verb [ with obj. ] (usu. as adj. disquieted)
make (someone) worried or anxious: she felt disquieted at the lack of interest the girl had shown.
1 a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen: he looked through her belongings in the hope of coming across some information | I had high hopes of making the Olympic team.
• a person or thing that may help or save someone: their only hope is surgery.
• grounds for believing that something good may happen: he does see some hope for the future.
2 archaic a feeling of trust.
verb [ no obj. ]
want something to happen or be the case: he’s hoping for an offer of compensation | [ with clause ] : I hope that the kids are OK.
• [ with infinitive ] intend if possible to do something: we’re hoping to address all these issues.