wea·​ri·​some | \ ˈwir-ē-səm How to pronounce wearisome (audio) \

Definition of wearisome

: causing weariness : tiresome

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Other Words from wearisome

wearisomely adverb
wearisomeness noun

Examples of wearisome in a Sentence

We had to listen to the usual wearisome complaints. Her stories can get a little wearisome.

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Attempting to dispute Winkler’s case at every turn would be wearisome for all concerned. David Ellis, The Atlantic, "The Logical Gymnastics of Shakespeare Biography," 8 June 2019 This formulaic repetition of revolutionary rhetoric — a bit wearisome even to this sympathetic reader — has, admittedly, an organic function. Ariel Dorfman, New York Times, "A Kenyan Writer and Dissident on His Year in Prison," 27 Apr. 2018 That stuff has been wearisome (that’s putting it mildly) to Giants brass. Peter King, SI.com, "Odell Beckham Trade to the Rams: Counting the Ways The Rumored Blockbuster Could Make Sense," 28 Mar. 2018 That means audiences in the mood for a good old-fashioned Christmas show don't have to endure any of the of wearisome updating, reinventing and reimagining that classic theater works have often endured over the last couple of decades. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "Plan your weekend: Lightfest, Greenfield Village, Scrooge and Downtown Brown," 20 Dec. 2017 The endless fighting between the league and the players is so wearisome. Peter King, SI.com, "Ten Things I Think I Think: On Russell Wilson, Marshal Yanda, Bill Lazor, Ed Werder, More," 18 Sep. 2017 The story of high-rise social housing after World War II is littered with travesties, and Grenfell, an uninspired vertical bunker built in 1974, is yet one more instance in a wearisome pattern. Ian Volner, The Atlantic, "The Legacy and Lessons of Grenfell Tower," 19 June 2017 This bulging, precarious load is part of our collective memory of deprivation, connoting wearisome toil, hasty migration or both. Teju Cole, New York Times, "A Photograph Never Stands Alone," 14 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of wearisome

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of wearisome

: causing you to feel bored, annoyed, or impatient


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