tiring

adjective

tir·​ing ˈtī-riŋ How to pronounce tiring (audio)
ˈtī-ər-iŋ
: causing weariness or lack of strength or energy
a tiring schedule
a very tiring workout
Karlowicz, a fifth-grade teacher, said she ran in last year's Ragnar Relay Cape Cod, which gave her some familiarity with racing on back-to-back days. "It's so tiring," she said. "There's a huge mental challenge to do it. It's very invigorating to overcome that."Steve Derderian
tiringly adverb
tiringly hot weather
a tiringly repetitive process

Examples of tiring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web People often report a much milder psychoactive experience without a tiring return to normalcy. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 Even when the hosts looked to be tiring, there was Ødegaard orchestrating the crowd, pleading for more support for his team. Ben Church, CNN, 13 Mar. 2024 The long, tiring hours contributed to human error or missteps, according to another former employee, who said that some men were working 12 hours a day, six or seven days a week, and that the crews were often shorthanded. Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 27 Feb. 2024 In my experience, that proves more motivating—for both parties—than excessive, tiring rounds of interviews. Mike Vitek, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 More recently though, some fans have soured on Romo’s schtick, tiring of his enthusiasm with partner Jim Nantz and occasional word salads. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 9 Feb. 2024 Self-employment can be intense, frustrating, and tiring at times while also being rewarding, gratifying, and enriching. Joseph Liu, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 Another thing that was tiring for Dockter was looking at the spiral staircase. Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 But more often than not, contemporary novelists handle their subject matter with immersive seriousness and sincerity—and sincerity, after a while, gets tiring. Lily Meyer, The Atlantic, 19 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tiring was in 1594

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“Tiring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiring. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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