Definition of tiresome in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʌɪəs(ə)m/


Causing one to feel bored or annoyed: weeding is a tiresome but essential job
More example sentences
  • But all in all, paying took about half an hour which was a tedious, tiresome end to what was otherwise a fun evening.
  • The poem of Fingal, he said, was a mere unconnected rhapsody, a tiresome repetition of the same images.
  • Why let the facts and the tiresome routine of engagement get in the way of ideology…?



Pronunciation: /ˈtʌɪəs(ə)mli/
[as submodifier]: a tiresomely predictable attitude
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  • There is nobody more tiresomely predictable and bound to an intellectual rut than somebody who is constantly proclaiming himself free of ‘limitations’.
  • But to your tiresomely predictable suggestion of ‘repressed homosexuality’, I have this to say.
  • Characters thus afflicted may be realistic but they are also tiresomely predictable in their cravenness.


Pronunciation: /ˈtʌɪəs(ə)mnəs/
Example sentences
  • For those worried that tiresomeness might not be a legal doctrine, the paper added that while free speech is ‘sacred,’ there is no ‘constitutional right to force everybody else in society to listen during school hours.’
  • She knows that his colleagues, servants, above all his wife, must often ‘put up with his harshness, his unfairness and his general tiresomeness.’
  • These last stayed all afternoon, and I experienced the tiresomeness of giving a short interview - twenty times over, until in sheer impatience I sounded like an enraged buffoon.

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