wearisome

  • 1 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

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

    Law dictionary

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 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

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

    English World dictionary

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

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

    Wiktionary

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

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 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

  • 12 wearisome — adjective formal making you feel bored, tired, or annoyed: a wearisome task …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 wearisome — adjective the wearisome job of shingling the roof Syn: tiring, exhausting, wearying, fatiguing, enervating, draining, sapping, stressful, wearing, crushing; demanding, exacting, taxing, trying, challenging, burdensome, arduous, grueling …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 wearisome — UK [ˈwɪərɪs(ə)m] / US [ˈwɪrɪsəm] adjective formal a wearisome activity or time is one that makes you feel tired or bored …

    English dictionary

  • 15 wearisome — weary ► ADJECTIVE (wearier, weariest) 1) tired. 2) causing tiredness. 3) (often weary of) reluctant to experience any more of. ► VERB (wearies, wearied) 1) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 wearisome — adjective Date: 15th century causing weariness ; tiresome • wearisomely adverb • wearisomeness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 wearisome — Synonyms and related words: Herculean, aggravating, annoying, arduous, backbreaking, black, bleak, boresome, boring, bothering, bothersome, burdensome, crushing, dark, dismal, disturbing, draining, drear, drearisome, dreary, effortful,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 wearisome — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Burdensome] Syn. laborious, strenuous, toilsome; see onerous . 2. [Boring] Syn. tedious, tiresome, vapid; see dull 4 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. tiring, tiresome, exhausting, fatiguing, taxing, draining, sapping,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 wearisome — wea·ri·some || wɪrɪsÉ™m / wɪər adj. tiring, exhausting; boring; troublesome, burdensome …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 wearisome — [ wɪərɪs(ə)m] adjective causing one to feel tired or bored; tiresome or tedious. Derivatives wearisomely adverb wearisomeness noun …

    English new terms dictionary