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[weer-ee-suh m]
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  1. causing weariness; fatiguing: a difficult and wearisome march.
  2. tiresome or tedious: a wearisome person; a wearisome book.
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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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1. tiring. 2. boring, monotonous, humdrum, dull, prosy, prosaic.


2. interesting.
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Examples from the Web for wearisomely

Historical Examples

  • They both lived on money of their own, and were wearisomely idle and over-dressed.

    The Innocence of Father Brown

    G. K. Chesterton

  • In the Old World liberty remained, as it still remains to a large extent, yet to be wearisomely achieved.

  • If it were attempted to name all those of merit the list would be wearisomely long.

  • I remember that Gruzin, who was a little drunk, was wearisomely long in getting off.

  • If she have any children to nurture, the happy circumstance affords a great relief to her wearisomely monotonous life.

    The Hindoos as they Are

    Shib Chunder Bose

British Dictionary definitions for wearisomely



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



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

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