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/ ˈwɛər ɪŋ /
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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Related formswear·ing·ly, adverbun·wear·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for wearingly
/ (ˈwɛərɪŋ) /
causing fatigue or exhaustion; tiring
Derived Formswearingly, adverb
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