wearisome
adjective Date: 15th century causing weariness ; tiresomewearisomely adverbwearisomeness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Wearisome — Wea ri*some, a. Causing weariness; tiresome; tedious; weariful; as, a wearisome march; a wearisome day s work; a wearisome book. [1913 Webster] These high wild hills and rough uneven ways Draws out our miles, and makes them wearisome. Shak. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wearisome — index irksome, jejune (dull), lifeless (dull), mundane, onerous, operose, oppressive …   Law dictionary

  • wearisome — mid 15c., weary, also causing weariness, from WEARY (Cf. weary) + SOME (Cf. some) …   Etymology dictionary

  • wearisome — tiresome, tedious, boring, *irksome Analogous words: fatiguing, exhausting, fagging, tiring (see TIRE vb): dull, slow, *stupid Contrasted words: exciting, stimulating, quickening (see PROVOKE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • wearisome — [wir′i səm] adj. causing weariness; tiring, tiresome, or tedious wearisomely adv …   English World dictionary

  • wearisome — /ˈwɪərisəm / (say wearreesuhm) adjective 1. causing weariness; fatiguing: a difficult and wearisome march. 2. tiresome or tedious: a wearisome person; a wearisome day; a wearisome book. {wear(y) + i 2 + some1} –wearisomely, adverb –wearisomeness …   Australian English dictionary

  • wearisome — wearisomely, adv. wearisomeness, n. /wear ee seuhm/, adj. 1. causing weariness; fatiguing: a difficult and wearisome march. 2. tiresome or tedious: a wearisome person; a wearisome book. [1400 50; late ME werysom. See WEARY, SOME1] Syn. 1. tiring …   Universalium

  • wearisome — [[t]wɪ͟ərɪsəm[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something as wearisome, you mean that it is very tiring and boring or frustrating. [FORMAL] ...a long and wearisome journey... Sympathising with him eventually becomes somewhat wearisome. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • wearisome — adjective Tiresome, tedious or causing fatigue. Adding definitions can be wearisome work …   Wiktionary

  • wearisome — wear|i|some [ˈwıərisəm US ˈwır ] adj formal making you feel bored, tired, or annoyed ▪ a wearisome task …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wearisome — wea|ri|some [ wırisəm ] adjective a wearisome activity or time is one that makes you feel tired or bored …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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