Tiresome

  • 1 Tiresome — Tire some, a. Fitted or tending to tire; exhausted; wearisome; fatiguing; tedious; as, a tiresome journey; a tiresome discourse. {Tire some*ly}, adv. {Tire some*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 tiresome — index irksome, jejune (dull), lifeless (dull), operose, painful, pedestrian, prolix …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 tiresome — (adj.) tedious, c.1500, from TIRE (Cf. tire) (v.) + SOME (Cf. some). Related: Tiresomely; tiresomeness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 tiresome — *irksome, wearisome, tedious, boring Analogous words: oppressive, burdensome, *onerous, exacting: fatiguing, exhausting, jading, fagging (see TIRE vb): arduous, *hard, difficult …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 tiresome — [adj] irritating, exasperating a bit much*, annoying, arduous, boresome, boring, burdensome, demanding, difficult, drag, dragging, drudging, dull, enervative, exacting, exhausting, fatiguing, flat, hard, heavy, hefty, ho hum*, humdrum, irksome,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 tiresome — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ causing one to feel bored or impatient. DERIVATIVES tiresomely adverb tiresomeness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 tiresome — [tīr′səm] adj. [see SOME1] 1. tiring; boring; tedious 2. annoying; irksome tiresomely adv. tiresomeness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 tiresome — adj. tiresome to + inf. (it s tiresome to do the same thing every day = it s tiresome doing the same thing every day) * * * [ taɪəsəm] tiresome to + inf. (it s tiresome to do the same thing every day = it s tiresome doing the same thing every… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 tiresome — [[t]ta͟ɪ͟ə(r)səm[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone or something as tiresome, you mean that you find them irritating or boring. ...the tiresome old lady next door... It would be too tiresome to wait in the queue …

    English dictionary

  • 10 tiresome — tire|some [ˈtaıəsəm US ˈtaır ] adj making you feel annoyed or impatient ▪ the whole tiresome business of filling out the forms ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ HINT sense 1 Do not confuse tiresome with tiring . Use tiring to say that something makes you feel tired: It… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 tiresome — tire|some [ taırsəm ] adjective making you feel annoyed or bored: Checking all the address labels was a tiresome task. a tiresome old man ╾ tire|some|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 tiresome — UK [ˈtaɪə(r)s(ə)m] / US [ˈtaɪrsəm] adjective making you feel annoyed or bored Checking all the address labels was a tiresome task. a tiresome old man Derived word: tiresomely adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 13 tiresome — adjective Date: circa 1520 wearisome, tedious < a tiresome lecture > • tiresomely adverb • tiresomeness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 tiresome — tiresomely, adv. tiresomeness, n. /tuyeur seuhm/, adj. 1. causing or liable to cause a person to tire; wearisome: a tiresome job. 2. annoying or vexatious. [1490 1500; TIRE1 + SOME1] Syn. 1. dull, fatiguing, humdrum. Ant. 2. interesting. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 15 tiresome — adjective Causing fatigue or boredom; wearisome. Eventually his long stories became tiresome. Syn: boring, dull, irksome, slow, tedious …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 tiresome — adjective making you feel annoyed or impatient: the whole tiresome business of filling out the forms …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 tiresome — adjective the word is that she just couldn t stand one more day of his tiresome obsession with computer games Syn: boring, dull, tedious, insipid, wearisome, wearing, uninteresting, uneventful, humdrum, monotonous, mind numbing; annoying,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 tiresome — adj. 1 wearisome, tedious. 2 colloq. annoying (how tiresome of you!). Derivatives: tiresomely adv. tiresomeness n …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 tiresome — Synonyms and related words: aggravating, annoying, bland, boresome, boring, bothering, bothersome, burdensome, common, commonplace, difficult, disagreeable, disturbing, draining, drudging, dull, exasperating, exhausting, fatiguesome, fatiguing,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 tiresome — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. tedious, wearying, boring. See weariness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. irksome, wearying, monotonous; see dull 4 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. wearisome, tiring, exhausting, fatiguing, arduous …

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