Are You Tired?


There are so many ways to say you are tired in English. Why not use more interesting vocabulary when you’re worn out?

Tired meaning ‘having little energy’

  • Exhausted
  • Worn out
  • Knackered
  • Shattered
  • Shagged out
  • Fit to drop

Tired meaning ‘want to sleep’

  • Sleepy
  • Drowsy
  • Nodding off
  • Ready to hit the hay


“How are you doing?”
“I’m worn out! I’ve been working overtime all week. I’m so knackered I just go straight home and I’m ready to hit the hay.”

“You’re always nodding off in my classes! Can you go to bed earlier if you’re still sleepy in the morning?”

“I’m sorry. I’m still worn out from working last night.”

“Maybe you should quit if you can’t stay awake.”