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

Nearby words

  1. weariless,
  2. wearing,
  3. wearing apparel,
  4. wearing course,
  5. wearingly,
  6. wearproof,
  7. weary,
  8. weasand,
  9. weasel,
  10. weasel out

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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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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