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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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Historical Examples of wearisomeness

  • The wish for change is born of the feeling of wearisomeness.

  • He was a gentleman for all his wearisomeness, and his kindness was such as I could accept.

    Simon the Jester

    William J. Locke

  • This, however, was a mere question of length and wearisomeness.

    Great Expectations

    Charles Dickens

  • Do you turn from this painful portion of my narrative with indifference, or contempt, or wearisomeness?

  • Yet the wearisomeness of this perfection was not to be denied, and here, in the eyes of Apelles, lay the weakness of this master.

    History of Ancient Art

    Franz von Reber

British Dictionary definitions for wearisomeness



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



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

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