tiresome


tire·some

adjective \ˈtī(-ə)r-səm\

: causing you to feel bored, annoyed, or impatient

Full Definition of TIRESOME

:  wearisome, tedious <a tiresome lecture>
tire·some·ly adverb
tire·some·ness noun

Examples of TIRESOME

  1. All those stories about his childhood can become tiresome after a while.
  2. <what a tiresome church service that turned out to be>

First Known Use of TIRESOME

circa 1520

Related to TIRESOME

Synonyms
arid, colorless, drab, dreary, drudging, dry, dull, dusty, flat, heavy, ho-hum, humdrum, jading, jejune, leaden, mind-numbing, monochromatic, monotonous, numbing, old, pedestrian, ponderous, slow, stale, stodgy, stuffy, stupid, tame, tedious, boring, tiring, uninteresting, wearisome, weary, wearying
Antonyms
absorbing, engaging, engrossing, gripping, interesting, intriguing, involving, riveting

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