fatigue vs weary what difference

what is difference between fatigue and weary

English

Etymology

From French fatigue, from fatiguer, from Latin fatīgāre (to weary, tire, vex, harass)

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /fəˈtiːɡ/
  • Rhymes: -iːɡ

Noun

fatigue (countable and uncountable, plural fatigues)

  1. A weariness caused by exertion; exhaustion.
  2. (often in the plural) A menial task or tasks, especially in the military.
  3. (engineering) Weakening and eventual failure of material, typically by cracking leading to complete separation, caused by repeated application of mechanical stress to the material.
    • 2013, N. Dowling, Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, page 399
      Mechanical failures due to fatigue have been the subject of engineering efforts for more than 150 years.

Synonyms

  • Thesaurus:fatigue

Derived terms

  • fatigues (military work clothing)
  • diversity fatigue
  • donor fatigue
  • fatigueless
  • fatigue duty

Translations

Verb

fatigue (third-person singular simple present fatigues, present participle fatiguing, simple past and past participle fatigued)

  1. (transitive) To tire or make weary by physical or mental exertion.
  2. (transitive, cooking) To wilt a salad by dressing or tossing it.
    • 1927, Dorothy L. Sayers, Unnatural Death, chapter 1
      The handsome, silver-haired proprietor was absorbed in fatiguing a salad for a family party.
  3. (intransitive) To lose so much strength or energy that one becomes tired, weary, feeble or exhausted.
  4. (intransitive, engineering, of a material specimen) To undergo the process of fatigue; to fail as a result of fatigue.
  5. (transitive, engineering) To cause to undergo the process of fatigue.

Related terms

  • fatigable
  • indefatigable

Translations

Further reading

  • fatigue in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • fatigue in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fa.tiɡ/

Noun

fatigue f (plural fatigues)

  1. fatigue, weariness

Derived terms

  • tomber de fatigue

Related terms

  • fatigué
  • fatiguer

Further reading

  • “fatigue” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Portuguese

Verb

fatigue

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of fatigar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of fatigar
  3. third-person singular imperative of fatigar

Spanish

Verb

fatigue

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of fatigar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of fatigar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of fatigar.


English

Etymology

From Middle English wery, weri, from Old English wēriġ, from Proto-Germanic *wōrīgaz, *wōragaz. Cognate with Saterland Frisian wuurich (weary, tired), West Frisian wurch (tired), Dutch dialectal wurrig (exhausted), Old Saxon wōrig (weary), Old High German wōrag, wuarag (drunken).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /ˈwɪəɹi/
  • (Scotland) IPA(key): /ˈwiːɹi/
  • Rhymes: -ɪəɹi
  • Hyphenation: wea‧ry

Adjective

weary (comparative wearier, superlative weariest)

  1. Having the strength exhausted by toil or exertion; tired; fatigued.
    • 1623, William Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act 2, Scene IV:
      I care not for my spirits if my legs were not weary.
    • 1863, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Weariness
      [I] am weary, thinking of your task.
    • There was a neat hat-and-umbrella stand, and the stranger’s weary feet fell soft on a good, serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock-paper on the walls.
  2. Having one’s patience, relish, or contentment exhausted; tired; sick.
  3. Expressive of fatigue.
  4. Causing weariness; tiresome.
    • 1798, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
      There passed a weary time.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:fatigued

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

weary (third-person singular simple present wearies, present participle wearying, simple past and past participle wearied)

  1. To make or to become weary.
    • 1599, Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act IV, scene iii
      So shall he waste his means, weary his soldiers,
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet, Chapter 4
      Yet there was no time to be lost if I was ever to get out alive, and so I groped with my hands against the side of the grave until I made out the bottom edge of the slab, and then fell to grubbing beneath it with my fingers. But the earth, which the day before had looked light and loamy to the eye, was stiff and hard enough when one came to tackle it with naked hands, and in an hour’s time I had done little more than further weary myself and bruise my fingers.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:tire

Derived terms

  • unwearied
  • unwearying
  • weariedly

Translations

See also

  • wary

Anagrams

  • Erway, Wreay

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