wearing

[ wair-ing ]
/ ˈwɛər ɪŋ /

adjective

gradually impairing or wasting: Reading small print can be wearing on the eyes.
wearying or exhausting: a wearing task.
relating to or made for wear.

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Origin of wearing

First recorded in 1805–15; wear + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM wearing

wear·ing·ly, adverbun·wear·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for wearing

wearing
/ (ˈwɛərɪŋ) /

adjective

causing fatigue or exhaustion; tiring

Derived forms of wearing

wearingly, adverb
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