Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Causing fatigue or boredom; wearisome. See Synonyms at boring.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Causing fatigue or boredom; wearisome.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Fitted or tending to tire; exhausted; wearisome; fatiguing; tedious

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to tire; exhausting the strength; fatiguing: as, a tiresome journey.
  • Exhausting the patience or attention; wearisome; tedious; prosy.
  • Synonyms and
  • Tedious, Irksome, etc. See wearisome.
  • Dull, humdrum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • causing fatigue or boredom

    July 22, 2007