wearisome

adjective

wea·​ri·​some ˈwir-ē-səm How to pronounce wearisome (audio)
: causing weariness : tiresome
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.
Recent Examples on the Web And even thanks can become wearisome with repetition. Nicholas Ivor Martin and Jacobina Martin, oregonlive, 20 July 2023 Advertisement Riding this team’s annual shooting star has become wearisome. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2023 This year’s team will be anything but wearisome, and watching them will be anything but drudgery, and doesn’t that already feel like a cool October breeze cutting through stale summer air? Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2023 But the movie's relentless quippage grows wearisome, even borderline desperate. A.a. Dowd, Chron, 11 Mar. 2023 That quote’s so wearisome and trite. Paula L. Woods, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 Today’s wearisome culture skirmish concerns Hogwarts Legacy, a Harry Potter video game. Luther Ray Abel, National Review, 16 Feb. 2023 Even the excellence of Jakubiak and Poulis can't save their overwrought and protracted encounter, which eventually becomes wearisome. Terry Blain Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 26 Oct. 2020 Throw in an ongoing pandemic and other wearisome events during the past few years, and traumatic stress can compound. Dallas News, 3 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wearisome was in the 15th century

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“Wearisome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wearisome. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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wearisome

adjective
wea·​ri·​some ˈwir-ē-səm How to pronounce wearisome (audio)
: causing weariness : tiresome
a wearisome lecture
wearisomely adverb
wearisomeness noun

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