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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"
Causing fatigue or boredom; wearisome.
Eventually his long stories became tiresome.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
fitted or tending to tire; exhausted; wearisome; fatiguing; tedious; as, a tiresome journey; a tiresome discourse
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The numerical value of tiresome in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of tiresome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of tiresome in a Sentence
Grown ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
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.
As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms. Everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, bourgeois, middle-class, and tiresome. There is absolutely nothing to revile except that it's a bore.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire:
Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
If the word only made you think of rational, deserved causes like teaching a less whitewashed version of American history, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would still want to own it. But it's a joke because it makes you think of people who wake up offended and take orders from Twitter. And their oversensitivity has grown tiresome.
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- empipadorCatalan, Valencian
- rasittava, pitkästyttäväFinnish
- barbant, ennuyeuse, ennuyeuxFrench
- fárasztó, idegesítő, unalmasHungarian
- noioso, noiosa, fastidioso, fastidiosaItalian
- скучный, утомительныйRussian
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