Tiresome
Tiresome Tire"some, a. Fitted or tending to tire; exhausted; wearisome; fatiguing; tedious; as, a tiresome journey; a tiresome discourse. -- {Tire"some*ly}, adv. -- {Tire"some*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • tiresome — (adj.) tedious, c.1500, from TIRE (Cf. tire) (v.) + SOME (Cf. some). Related: Tiresomely; tiresomeness …   Etymology dictionary

  • tiresome — *irksome, wearisome, tedious, boring Analogous words: oppressive, burdensome, *onerous, exacting: fatiguing, exhausting, jading, fagging (see TIRE vb): arduous, *hard, difficult …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • tiresome — [adj] irritating, exasperating a bit much*, annoying, arduous, boresome, boring, burdensome, demanding, difficult, drag, dragging, drudging, dull, enervative, exacting, exhausting, fatiguing, flat, hard, heavy, hefty, ho hum*, humdrum, irksome,… …   New thesaurus

  • tiresome — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ causing one to feel bored or impatient. DERIVATIVES tiresomely adverb tiresomeness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • tiresome — [tīr′səm] adj. [see SOME1] 1. tiring; boring; tedious 2. annoying; irksome tiresomely adv. tiresomeness n …   English World dictionary

  • tiresome — adj. tiresome to + inf. (it s tiresome to do the same thing every day = it s tiresome doing the same thing every day) * * * [ taɪəsəm] tiresome to + inf. (it s tiresome to do the same thing every day = it s tiresome doing the same thing every… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tiresome — [[t]ta͟ɪ͟ə(r)səm[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone or something as tiresome, you mean that you find them irritating or boring. ...the tiresome old lady next door... It would be too tiresome to wait in the queue …   English dictionary

  • tiresome — tire|some [ˈtaıəsəm US ˈtaır ] adj making you feel annoyed or impatient ▪ the whole tiresome business of filling out the forms ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ HINT sense 1 Do not confuse tiresome with tiring . Use tiring to say that something makes you feel tired: It… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tiresome — tire|some [ taırsəm ] adjective making you feel annoyed or bored: Checking all the address labels was a tiresome task. a tiresome old man ╾ tire|some|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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