adjective (1)
wear·​ing | \ ˈwer-iŋ \

Definition of wearing

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: intended for wear wearing apparel


adjective (2)

Definition of wearing (Entry 2 of 2)

: subjecting to or inflicting wear especially : causing fatigue a wearing journey

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Adjective (2)

wearingly \ ˈwer-​iŋ-​lē \ adverb

First Known Use of wearing

Adjective (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1811, in the meaning defined above

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