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[weer-ee-suh m] /ˈwɪər i səm/
causing weariness; fatiguing:
a difficult and wearisome march.
tiresome or tedious:
a wearisome person; a wearisome book.
Origin of wearisome
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English werysom. See weary, -some1
Related forms
wearisomely, adverb
wearisomeness, noun
unwearisome, adjective
1. tiring. 2. boring, monotonous, humdrum, dull, prosy, prosaic.
2. interesting. Unabridged
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  • Choose the wrong spot, and you end up tired and cranky, and needing to rest from your wearisome flight.
  • They were the ones who had a fine time, and who were responsible for the now wearisome myth of that age.
  • What one may see as crowding and a wearisome din, another will enjoy as a charming expression of the city's energy.
  • After he-or she-is chosen, the wearisome business of refashioning a ruling coalition may drag on for weeks.
  • Yet the two and a half days of wearisome bargaining produced more of a mouse than a mountain.
  • There would be no life, only an existence wearisome and dull.
  • At the center of all that wearisome pedantry he has a neglected germ of literary imagination.
  • Even the welcome guest becomes wearisome when he sits too long in the house.
  • Preserving the health by too strict a regimen is a wearisome malady.
  • The thudding vibration continued with wearisome persistence.
British Dictionary definitions for wearisome


causing fatigue or annoyance; tedious
Derived Forms
wearisomely, wearifully, adverb
wearisomeness, wearifulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wearisome

mid-15c., "weary," also "causing weariness," from weary + -some (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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