tiresome

adjective
tire·​some | \ ˈtī(-ə)r-səm How to pronounce tiresome (audio) \

Definition of tiresome

: wearisome, tedious a tiresome lecture

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Other Words from tiresome

tiresomely adverb
tiresomeness noun

Examples of tiresome in a Sentence

All those stories about his childhood can become tiresome after a while. what a tiresome church service that turned out to be
Recent Examples on the Web Whatever the interest-group impulses behind it, the tiresome demonizing of Big Tech has evidently become an irresistible mantra for political showmanship. Alan Reynolds, National Review, 28 July 2021 Hauling a solar pool cover on and off each day can get tiresome. Martha Sorren, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Sep. 2021 The parade of relief pitchers could get a little tiresome (A’s manager bob Melvin averaged 5.2 relievers per game last September), but so much cool stuff is lost. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Sep. 2021 Isn’t this all, at the end of the day, a little tiresome? Will Stephenson, Harper's Magazine, 20 July 2021 On a sunny afternoon outside the Weed Store, a souvenir shop where visitors were lined up at the cash register with T-shirts, Cindy Stensaas, who owns the store with her husband, acknowledged that jokes about Weed can get tiresome. New York Times, 18 May 2021 Attempts at wordplay and pun-making over horses’ names get tiresome. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2021 The politics around the debt ceiling are tiresome, to put it mildly. Charles Riley, CNN, 9 Sep. 2021 On a sunny afternoon outside the Weed Store, a souvenir shop where visitors were lined up at the cash register with T-shirts, Cindy Stensaas, who owns the store with her husband, acknowledged that jokes about Weed can get tiresome. New York Times, 18 May 2021

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First Known Use of tiresome

circa 1520, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tiresome was circa 1520

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26 Oct 2021

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“Tiresome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiresome. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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More Definitions for tiresome

tiresome

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of tiresome

: causing you to feel bored, annoyed, or impatient

tiresome

adjective
tire·​some | \ ˈtīr-səm How to pronounce tiresome (audio) \

Kids Definition of tiresome

: causing boredom, annoyance, or impatience because of length or dullness a tiresome lecture

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