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.
Recent Examples on the Web From Out of Nowhere,’ Jeff Lynne’s ELO A wearisome number of ’60s, ’70s and ’80s music acts are still out there touring, milking their history and occasionally releasing albums of material that’s a shadow of their former work. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "2019 entertainment Top 10: 'Hamilton,' 'Old Town Road,' ELO," 29 Dec. 2019 Almost any other programmer would have insisted on hour installments, which would have buried the mysterious proceedings under wearisome layers of unnecessary weight. Mark Dawidziak, cleveland, "‘Servant’ premieres in top fright form for Apple TV Plus," 23 Nov. 2019 The characters’ strict adherence to their roles—brave woman, careless man—becomes wearisome. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "The Aeronauts Is Deflated by a Too-Simplistic Tale of Female Adventure," 6 Dec. 2019 Might insecurity, then, explain her wearisome insolence? Anna Mundow, WSJ, "‘Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret’ Review: The Id of the Royal Family," 3 Aug. 2018 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

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First Known Use of wearisome

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Wearisome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wearisome. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of wearisome

: causing you to feel bored, annoyed, or impatient


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