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tiresome

[tahyuh r-suh m] /ˈtaɪər səm/
adjective
1.
causing or liable to cause a person to tire; wearisome:
a tiresome job.
2.
annoying or vexatious.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; tire1 + -some1
Related forms
tiresomely, adverb
tiresomeness, noun
Synonyms
1. dull, fatiguing, humdrum.
Antonyms
2. interesting.
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British Dictionary definitions for tiresomeness

tiresome

/ˈtaɪəsəm/
adjective
1.
boring and irritating; irksome
Derived Forms
tiresomely, adverb
tiresomeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for tiresomeness

tiresome

adj.

"tedious," c.1500, from tire (v.) + -some (1). Related: Tiresomely; tiresomeness.

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