- causing weariness; fatiguing: a difficult and wearisome march.
- tiresome or tedious: a wearisome person; a wearisome book.
Origin of wearisome
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1. tiring. 2. boring, monotonous, humdrum, dull, prosy, prosaic.
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Examples from the Web for wearisome
Other incidents of our long and wearisome journey need not be related.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
This is the most wearisome day that ever did dawn upon the world, I am certain.'Little Dorrit
Apart from these the road is wearisome and abounding with dangers.The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ
So off she went for five more days of wearisome bullock-cart and train.Lotus Buds
I shall tell you what will be displeasing and wearisome,5 yet true.
- causing fatigue or annoyance; tedious
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Word Origin and History for wearisome
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