ADJ. desperate, extreme, overwhelming | mental, physical | chronic, constant
QUANT. wave Once the last boxes were packed away, he was overtaken by a wave of tiredness.
VERB + TIREDNESS be overtaken by, feel, suffer from | relieve
TIREDNESS + VERB overcome sb Finally tiredness overcame him, and he fell asleep on the sofa. | set in A desperate tiredness set in after hours of anxious waiting.
PHRASES a sign of tiredness The team was in good spirits and showed no signs of tiredness.