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wearing British & World English

Mentally or physically tiring

wearing English Thesaurus

it had been a rather wearing day

wear1 British & World English

Have (something) on one’s body as clothing, decoration, or protection

wear2 British & World English

Bring (a ship) about by turning its head away from the wind

hard-wearing British & World English

Able to stand much wear

hard-wearing English Thesaurus

a hard-wearing fabric

wearing course British & World English

The top layer of a road surface which is worn down by traffic

wear thin in wear1 British & World English

Be gradually used up or become less convincing or acceptable

wear off in wear1 British & World English

Lose effectiveness or intensity

wear on in wear1 British & World English

(Of a period of time) pass, especially slowly or tediously

wear something out in wear1 British & World English

Use or be used until no longer in good condition or working order

wear thin British & World English

Be gradually used up or become less convincing or acceptable

wear off British & World English

Lose effectiveness or intensity

wear on British & World English

(Of a period of time) pass, especially slowly or tediously

wear something out British & World English

Use or be used until no longer in good condition or working order

wear someone/thing down in wear1 British & World English

Overcome someone or something by persistence

wear someone/thing out in wear1 British & World English

Exhaust or tire someone or something

wear someone/thing down British & World English

Overcome someone or something by persistence

wear someone/thing out British & World English

Exhaust or tire someone or something

wear the trousers in trousers British & World English

Be the dominant partner in a relationship

wear the trousers British & World English

Be the dominant partner in a relationship

frazzle British & World English

The state of being completely exhausted

wear one's heart on one's sleeve British & World English

Make one’s feelings apparent