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wearing Syllabification: wear·ing

Definition of wearing in English:


Mentally or physically tiring.
Example sentences
  • Fishing the bigger French lakes can be physically wearing and damned hard work.
  • Asked if the lack of recuperation time between the seasons is a wearing experience, Foster gives a definitive yes.
  • What might be a lot of fun at a rum-fuelled street party makes for a sometimes wearing experience in other contexts.


Example sentences
  • Elsewhere, she puns wearingly on phrases like ‘doing it’ and ‘coming’, like a demented 14-year-old boy.
  • At the end, we were left with the unasked question: which are more wearingly tedious, secret loonies who try to walk through walls or whiny conspiracists who live to discover them?
  • It is wearingly self-indulgent in the way its author recounts every strategy, replays every achievement, extols every ally.

Words that rhyme with wearing

airing, ballbearing, bearing, Behring, Bering, caring, daring, fairing, file-sharing, hardwearing, pairing, paring, raring, sparing, Waring
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