Definition of exhausting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪɡˈzɔːstɪŋ/
Pronunciation: /ɛɡˈzɔːstɪŋ/


Making one feel very tired; very tiring: a long and exhausting journey
More example sentences
  • However, the rigors of the flight from Los Angeles to Bogota had proved too exhausting.
  • For a dancer, holding difficult dance poses all day long can be exhausting.
  • The whole buying/moving process has been much more mentally exhausting for her.



Example sentences
  • I liked you in glasses best, because you were exhaustingly pretty, the dazzling beauty of your face being too much to bear head on.
  • It is the first vote ordinary people will have in America's exhaustingly long, complex and costly race to elect the first president of this millennium.
  • I'm leaving because I find that place so exhaustingly boring.

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