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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
First recorded in 1400-50, wearisome is from the late Middle English word 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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Examples from the Web for wearisomeness
Historical Examples
  • The wish for change is born of the feeling of wearisomeness.

    The Hearts of Men H. Fielding
  • He was a gentleman for all his wearisomeness, and his kindness was such as I could accept.

    Simon the Jester William J. Locke
  • This, however, was a mere question of length and wearisomeness.

    Great Expectations Charles Dickens
  • Do you turn from this painful portion of my narrative with indifference, or contempt, or wearisomeness?

  • Yet the wearisomeness of this perfection was not to be denied, and here, in the eyes of Apelles, lay the weakness of this master.

    History of Ancient Art Franz von Reber
  • Perhaps the thought of all the indignities that were heaped upon his enemy compensated him for the wearisomeness of the narrative.

    Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume II. Charles James Lever
  • It is very easy for it to become excited in these mountain-holes, without taking into account the wearisomeness of hotel-life.

    Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
  • Long before I thought of commencing poet myself, I have complained, and heard others complain, of the wearisomeness of such poems.

  • Breakdowns and the wearisomeness of motoring "shop" form the theme of verses in 1903.

  • wearisomeness and general depression were making themselves felt through the drunkenness and the debauchery.

British Dictionary definitions for wearisomeness


causing fatigue or annoyance; tedious
Derived Forms
wearisomely, wearifully, adverb
wearisomeness, wearifulness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for wearisomeness



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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