[tahyuh r-suh m]
- causing or liable to cause a person to tire; wearisome: a tiresome job.
- annoying or vexatious.
Origin of tiresome
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1. dull, fatiguing, humdrum.
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Examples from the Web for tiresome
But it was so tiresome that even the biggest Broadway baby was fantasizing about the possibility of a CSI repeat to end our pain.
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What a tiresome time we shall have to-morrow, when the Frenchmen are gone!Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
And now, after what I fear has been a tiresome enough prologue, my story awaits.In the Valley
Nothing is so tiresome to a man of any taste or abilities as what every body knows.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
Roland Barnette's always walked home with me, but I think he's just tiresome.The Fortune Hunter
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Her Sunday-school class had never been so tiresome nor so soaked in hair-oil.The Incomplete Amorist
- boring and irritating; irksome
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Word Origin and History for tiresome
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