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[ weer-ee-suhm ]


  1. causing weariness; fatiguing:

    a difficult and wearisome march.

  2. tiresome or tedious:

    a wearisome person; a wearisome book.

    Synonyms: prosaic, prosy, dull, humdrum, monotonous, boring

    Antonyms: interesting


/ ˈwɪərɪsəm /


  1. causing fatigue or annoyance; tedious

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Derived Forms

  • ˈwearisomeness, noun
  • ˈwearisomely, adverb

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Other Words From

  • weari·some·ly adverb
  • weari·some·ness noun
  • un·weari·some adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of wearisome1

First recorded in 1400–50, wearisome is from the late Middle English word werysom. See weary, -some 1

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Example Sentences

For everyone else, the unremitting stream of appearances, outfit changes, photo shoots and flights soon becomes wearisome.

Goodell also has to get off the increasingly wearisome holier-than-thou kick.

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

The NCAA needs to get off its pedestal of false sanctimony that has become wearisome.

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

He was so elated after his first disappointment, that he did not find the meeting as wearisome as usual—he could see Henrietta.

One long and wearisome evening, as we sat on the drawing-room window-sill kicking our heels, Peter came in and found us.

She could see now how lined and wearisome behind the smile was the face of the Queen of Asturia.

It was wearisome waiting, and there was a chilliness in the night air which had crept into it with the east wind.

But at the end of a long and wearisome delay, the little packet was returned in a tattered condition to its discouraged author.


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