tire·​some | \ ˈtī(-ə)r-səm How to pronounce tiresome (audio) \

Definition of tiresome

: wearisome, tedious a tiresome lecture

Other Words from tiresome

tiresomely adverb
tiresomeness noun

Examples of tiresome in a Sentence

All those stories about his childhood can become tiresome after a while. what a tiresome church service that turned out to be
Recent Examples on the Web Moments like that one animate what have, for this viewer, become tiresome back-and-forth games of inside baseball, lending them verve and life. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 2 June 2022 As the Trafalgar Group found in its May poll, the increasingly tiresome excuse making by the administration is not playing well with the public. David Blackmon, Forbes, 2 June 2022 There are times when such familiarity might feel tiresome. Washington Post, 26 May 2022 But the antics with the officials are well past tiresome. Globe Staff,, 22 May 2022 When people treat their family as a one-way valve of help and advice—usually, parents giving and children receiving—the resentment tends, ironically, to go both ways: Visits and calls become tiresome, repetitive interviews instead of conversations. Arthur C. Brooks, The Atlantic, 12 May 2022 The search for the best shoes for women can be a tiresome one. Vogue, 12 May 2022 Because constantly having to keep track of eight credit cards could get a bit overwhelming and tiresome, potentially increasing your risk of missing a payment or overspending. Amy Wagner And Steve Sprovach, The Enquirer, 2 June 2022 These questions lead us to the tiresome but correct bromide that more studies are needed to figure out the implications of this bump in the road. Kent Sepkowitz, CNN, 10 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tiresome

circa 1520, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tiresome was circa 1520

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“Tiresome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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tire·​some | \ ˈtīr-səm How to pronounce tiresome (audio) \

Kids Definition of tiresome

: causing boredom, annoyance, or impatience because of length or dullness a tiresome lecture

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