knackered
[ nak-erd ]
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Part of SpeechadjectiveOrigin + Etymology
Late 16th century; English; possibly from obsolete knack ‘trinket’. The word also had the sense ‘old worn-out horse’ (late 18th century)
Synonyms
adjective
exhaustedwearyworn out
Antonyms
adjective
energetic
Definition
adjectiveexhausted; very tired
Examples
adjectiveThe children were knackered after their day at Disney World.
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