Retired vs Tired - What's the difference?

retired | tired |


As adjectives the difference between retired and tired

is that retired is secluded from society (of a lifestyle, activity etc); private, quiet while tired is in need of some rest or sleep.

As verbs the difference between retired and tired

is that retired is (retire) while tired is (tire).

retired

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Secluded from society (of a lifestyle, activity etc.); private, quiet.
  • Of a place: far from civilisation, not able to be easily seen or accessed; secluded.
  • *1910 , , "The Saint and the Goblin", Reginald in Russia :
  • *:The little stone Saint occupied a retired niche in a side aisle of the old cathedral.
  • That has left employment (of a person), especially on reaching pensionable age.
  • The retired workers are a major expense due to their pensions.

    Verb

    (head)
  • (retire)
  • Anagrams

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    tired

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (tire)
  • Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • In need of some rest or sleep.
  • Fed up, annoyed, irritated, sick of.
  • I'm tired of this
  • Overused]], [[cliché.
  • a tired song

    Usage notes

    * Adverbs often applied to "tired": physically, mentally, emotionally.

    Synonyms

    * exhausted * fatigued * sleepy * See also * See also

    See also

    * I am tired * sick and tired * that tired feeling

    Anagrams

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