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wearying Syllabification: wea·ry·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈwirēiNG/

Definition of wearying in English:


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.



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.

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