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From jade (worn-out horse), possibly from Old Norse jalda (mare). Jade as a term of abuse for a woman dates from 1560.[1]


  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒeɪdɪd/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪdɪd


jaded (comparative more jaded, superlative most jaded)

  1. Bored or lacking enthusiasm, typically after having been over exposed to, or having consumed too much of something.
    Synonyms: cloyed, gorged, glutted, satiated, sated, surfeited
    • 1927 September, H[erbert] G[eorge] Wells, “Little Mother up the Möderberg”, in The Short Stories of H. G. Wells, London: Ernest Benn Limited [], →OCLC, page 641:
      When she came, I could see at a glance she was tired and jaded and worried, and so, instead of letting her fret about in the hotel and get into a wearing tangle of gossip, I packed her and two knapsacks up, and started off on a long, refreshing, easy-going walk northward, until a blister on her foot stranded us at the Magenruhe Hotel on the Sneejoch.
    • 1981, “Too Drunk to Fuck”, performed by Dead Kennedys:
      But now I am jaded / You're out of luck / I'm rolling down the stairs / Too drunk to fuck
  2. Worn out, wearied, exhausted or lacking enthusiasm, due to age or experience.
    Synonyms: exhausted, fatigued, wearied; see also Thesaurus:fatigued
  3. Made callous or cynically insensitive, by experience.
    Synonym: blasé

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  1. simple past and past participle of jade


  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “jaded”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.