causing weariness; fatiguing: a difficult and wearisome march.
tiresome or tedious: a wearisome person; a wearisome book.

Origin of wearisome

First recorded in 1400–50, wearisome is from the late Middle English word werysom. See weary, -some1
Related formswea·ri·some·ly, adverbwea·ri·some·ness, nounun·wea·ri·some, adjective

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Examples from the Web for wearisome

Contemporary Examples of wearisome

  • Is it that repugnant to label him a hero without the wearisome cycle of celebrity demolition?

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    Leave Lance Armstrong Alone

    Buzz Bissinger

    June 15, 2012

  • Why is it sitting on so much cash and why is it so wearisome for small businesses to get credit?

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    Geithner's Feckless Jobs Remedy

    Harold Evans

    July 26, 2010

Historical Examples of wearisome

British Dictionary definitions for wearisome




causing fatigue or annoyance; tedious
Derived Formswearisomely or wearifully, adverbwearisomeness or wearifulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wearisome

mid-15c., "weary," also "causing weariness," from weary + -some (1).

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