What does tiresome mean?

Definitions for tiresome
ˈtaɪər səmtire·some

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisomeadjective

    so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

    "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"

Wiktionary

  1. tiresomeadjective

    Causing fatigue or boredom; wearisome.

    Eventually his long stories became tiresome.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tiresomeadjective

    Wearisome; fatiguing; tedious.

    Etymology: from tire.

    Since the inculcating precept upon precept will prove tiresome to the reader, the poet must sometimes relieve the subject with a pleasant and pertinent digression. Addison.

    Nothing is so tiresome as the works of those criticks who write in a dogmatick way, without language, genius, or imagination. Joseph Addison, Spect. №. 253.

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  1. tiresome

    Tiresome refers to something or someone that causes annoyance, irritation, or fatigue due to being repetitive, monotonous, excessively long, or difficult to deal with. It often refers to tasks or circumstances that are boring, uninteresting, or overly demanding, leading to mental or physical tiredness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tiresomeadjective

    fitted or tending to tire; exhausted; wearisome; fatiguing; tedious; as, a tiresome journey; a tiresome discourse

Anagrams for tiresome »

  1. timorese

  2. rosetime

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tiresome in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tiresome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of tiresome in a Sentence

  1. Antoine de Saint-Exupery:

    Grown ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.

  2. La Bruy?re:

    It is the character of a simpleton to be a bore. A man of sense sees at once whether he is welcome or tiresome; he knows to withdraw the moment that precedes that in which he would be in the least in the way.

  3. Ruben Barry Hubbard:

    I used to fly the planes, but I don't like flying planes no more, it's a little bit longer and a little bit more tiresome, but I feel a little bit more safer on the train.

  4. Editor Curtis Houck:

    She painted leftists as somehow victims in all this, which is such a tiresome trick the left plays when people they don't like are in power. The image she paints of anyone who's not in her camp is one of brutality and violence that's such a tired trope yet it's actually dangerous. She's advocating for a more dramatic return to tribalism and that'll do nothing to cool the temperature of our discourse.

  5. Lewis Lapham:

    We might make a public moan in the newspapers about the decay of conscience, but in private conversation, no matter what crimes a man may have committed or how cynically he may have debased his talent or his friends, variations on the answer Yes, but I did it for the money, satisfy all but the most tiresome objections.

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