tiresome

[ tahyuhr-suhm ]
/ ˈtaɪər səm /

adjective

causing or liable to cause a person to tire; wearisome: a tiresome job.
annoying or vexatious.

Nearby words

  1. tiredness,
  2. tiree,
  3. tireless,
  4. tirelessly,
  5. tiresias,
  6. tiresomely,
  7. tirewoman,
  8. tirich mir,
  9. tiring,
  10. tiring room

Origin of tiresome

First recorded in 1490–1500; tire1 + -some1

Related formstire·some·ly, adverbtire·some·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for tiresome

tiresome

/ (ˈtaɪəsəm) /

adjective

boring and irritating; irksome
Derived Formstiresomely, adverbtiresomeness, noun

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Word Origin and History for tiresome

tiresome

adj.

"tedious," c.1500, from tire (v.) + -some (1). Related: Tiresomely; tiresomeness.

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