You're Not Just Tired

You're Not Just Tired

"These are just a few of the many synonyms for the word tired."

It’s that time of year when bears go into hibernation – and some people should too – while the rest of us find our energy slipping away with the short days.  Instead of just tweeting, “I’m tired,” why don’t we opt for a little fun and spice things up a bit?  The following words are synonyms for “tired” and will give you something interesting to say on a subject that’s getting…well, soporific.
  • Blah – Talking about the cold just makes me blah.
  • Comatose – After listening to the professor drone on, he felt rather comatose.
  • Dopey – I haven’t slept in three days.  I’m feeling rather dopey.
  • Dozy – Every time you mention your mother-in-law, I start to feel dozy.
  • Draggy – That last hour before work is out is really draggy.
  • Drowsy – That medication sure makes me feel drowsy.
  • Lethargic – A long day of shopping always leaves me feeling lethargic.
  • Listless – She had a dull, listless look in her eyes.
  • Out of it – By the time bedtime rolls around, I am usually out of it.
  • Sluggish – His head hanging low, he took one sluggish step after another.

In addition to those in the list, try out a few of the more uncommon words: somnolent, soporific and torpid.

These are just a few of the many synonyms for the word tired.  Who knew we had come up with so many ways to describe such a mundane topic?  The English language is very good at being diverse, I suppose.

I don’t know about you, but all this talk of tired is killing my motivation.  Time to take my lethargic self off for a nap.