from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Causing fatigue or boredom, as from being unvarying or overly long; wearisome. synonym: boring.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Fitted or tending to tire; exhausted; wearisome; fatiguing; tedious

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Causing fatigue or boredom; wearisome.

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

  • adjective so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness


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  • causing fatigue or boredom

    July 22, 2007