knackered
[ nak-erd ]
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Part of Speechadjective
Origin + Etymology
Late 16th century; Englishpossibly from obsolete knack ‘trinket’. The word also had the sense ‘old worn-out horse’ (late 18th century)
Synonyms
  • exhausted
  • weary
  • worn out
Antonyms
  • energetic
Definition
exhausted; very tired
Example
The children were knackered after their day at Disney World.
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