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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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  • 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
  • The wish for change is born of the feeling of wearisomeness.

    The Hearts of Men H. Fielding
  • The wearisomeness of statistics may be here relieved by a short consideration of the splash of a drop of rain.

    Meteorology J. G. M'Pherson
  • This, however, was a mere question of length and wearisomeness.

    Great Expectations Charles Dickens
  • They do not see the reason, and they feel keenly the wearisomeness, of the steps which must be taken to gain their end.

    Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer George Sturt (AKA George Bourne)
  • Do you turn from this painful portion of my narrative with indifference, or contempt, or wearisomeness?

  • He was a gentleman for all his wearisomeness, and his kindness was such as I could accept.

    Simon the Jester William J. Locke
  • 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
  • wearisomeness and general depression were making themselves felt through the drunkenness and the debauchery.

  • 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
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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