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  • adv. In a tiresome manner; wearisomely.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a tiresome manner; wearisomely.

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

  • adv. in a tedious manner


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tiresome +‎ -ly


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  • People can stay angry only for so long and once the much-delayed and bungled relief effort finally starts to gain traction, the MSM and certainly Bush will want to focus on the good stuff happening now rather than "tiresomely" bringing up the scandal of those first five days.


  • The way they incorporate celebrities playing themselves has, sad to say, become kind of tiresomely predictable.

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  • These stories broke practically simultaneously, emphasizing, for me, the importance of paying attention to this theme -- which was, no, not the tiresomely repetitive theme of public men's private sexual escapades, but the tiresomely repetitive theme of abuse of power -- abuse of the power and privilege that come with rank, now known as rankism.

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  • On Suburgatory, Tessa tells her tiresomely earnest boyfriend Scott to "Kiss me like I'm Africa" — he only gets passionate when talking about his volunteer work in Zambia — so as to get Dalia jealous.

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  • Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), who in a neat twist finds his immortality reversed, and scrappy earth-mother Gwen (Eve Myles) — are reunited to battle a global conspiracy, recruited by a mortally injured yet undying CIA agent (a tiresomely bullheaded Mekhi Phifer) who pledges to get to the bottom of this mystery if it kills him.

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  • Bernard WrightMarlow, Buckinghamshire• The "apsolutely" count went tiresomely stratospheric during the radio coverage of the wedding.

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  • I'll give you the point, though, where the character of Lights' brother Johnny is concerned; his clumsy conniving has become tiresomely predictable, and the final showdown between Johnny and Ed that resulted in Lights' injury veered heavily into melodrama.

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  • The dress turned out to be as simply elegant and unfussy as the media coverage tended to be tiresomely overblown and banal.

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  • Here, the notes they're conjuring are tiresomely familiar.

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