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

Definition of wearisome

: causing weariness : tiresome

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 The result is yet another wearisome tale that inelegantly depicts themes like acceptance, understanding and diversity within a saga that has always been rather clumsy with its messaging around such weighty topics. Tomris Laffly, Variety, 10 Jan. 2022 Sometimes this soundtrack gets slightly repetitive, a bit wearisome. Corey Seymour, Vogue, 3 Dec. 2021 Trying to imbue those moments with greater import, however, soon proves a wearisome endeavor, especially considering that, aside from a few melancholic soundtrack arrangements, there’s little way to decipher their overarching intention. Nick Schager, Variety, 25 Aug. 2021 In the wake of his death, one last cycle of Mad Mike indignation churned though all of its wearisome life phases. David Howard, Popular Mechanics, 30 Aug. 2020 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, 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, 23 Nov. 2019 The characters’ strict adherence to their roles—brave woman, careless man—becomes wearisome. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 6 Dec. 2019 Might insecurity, then, explain her wearisome insolence? Anna Mundow, WSJ, 3 Aug. 2018 See More

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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 26 May. 2022.

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