View synonyms for exhausting


[ ig-zaw-sting ]


  1. producing or tending to produce fatigue, weariness, or the like:

    an exhausting day; an exhausting child.

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  • ex·hausting·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of exhausting1

First recorded in 1530–40; exhaust + -ing 2
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Example Sentences

After months of exhausting isolation, widespread economic pain, and an extraordinary toll on human life and health, several Covid-19 vaccines are here.

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Somehow, though, Zendaya still dazzles, working wonders even with the movie’s exhausting, spiraling dialogue.

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We would limit social contact and avoid certain environments because they were exhausting or overstimulating, and we often found ourselves apologizing and feeling shame.

It’s exhausting, after all, to hold on through the kind of turbulence of late.

I push back against the strong thing too, because it’s an exhausting way to be.

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Marx forecast that the profit motive would lead to overworking and exhausting the fertility of our soil and other natural systems.

Russian professional models often describe their business as "exhausting" and "frustrating," especially for a child.

Sports stars going on Dancing with the Stars who are big, butch, and energetic are talking about how exhausting it is.

Their alleged attempt to run off and join ISIS had apparently been exhausting.

He speaks of the discipline it takes to care for a baby and the overwhelming reward that comes at the end of every exhausting day.

He leaped out to see what had happened, and, after a few perplexed and exhausting moments, remembered.

Such concentration is very exhausting, and after two or three hours' practice I feel as if I should drop off the chair.

Raphael de Valentin desired her and would have sought her but for the fear of exhausting the "magic skin."

In the meantime, the patient may be constantly in the wildest motion and so add to the exhausting effect of the organic disease.

To this dangerous sleep David yielded, nevertheless, as the emotions and fatigues of the day had been very exhausting.


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