Definition of wearying in English:

Share this entry

wearying

Pronunciation: /ˈwɪərɪɪŋ/

adjective

Causing tiredness; tiring: a long, wearying journey
More example sentences
  • And while it makes for a fascinating listen, it also makes for a wearying one.
  • Sitting cross-legged on the floor felt rather juvenile, but it was less wearying than standing.
  • The wearying and thankless life of a tour manager was not the life he had hoped for though, so in August 1988 he returned to Australia and found a flat in Melbourne.

Derivatives

wearyingly

adverb
Example sentences
  • On first listen it seems wearyingly traditional, raspy and sparse in tasteful, expected ways.
  • The production isn't without invention and wit, but tired Canadian in-jokes are wearyingly plentiful, and the scripted ad-libs feel heavily deliberate.
  • But the drawback of this technique is that the two-act work feels wearyingly episodic; so much is compressed or seems not to develop.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.