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…?
boring, dull, tedious, monotonous, humdrum, wearisome, laborious, wearing, prosaic, unexciting, uninteresting, uneventful, unvarying, unvaried, unremarkable, repetitive, repetitious, routine, ordinary, everyday, day-to-day, quotidian, run-of-the-mill, commonplace, common, workaday, usual, pedestrian
annoying, irritating, infuriating, exasperating, maddening, trying, troublesome, bothersome, irksome, vexing, vexatious
- [as submodifier]: a tiresomely predictable attitudeMore example sentences
- 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.
- 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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