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

  • adjective Causing weariness; tedious.
  • adjective Fatigued; exhausted.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An unnecessary extension of weary; perhaps suggested by wearisome.] Full of weariness; causing weariness; wearisome; tiresome; tedious.

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

  • adjective Abounding in qualities which cause weariness; wearisome.

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

  • adjective Causing weariness
  • adjective Very weary; exhausted


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  • Mountain of the Great Redoubt; and I was still seeming close upon it; yet, in truth, gone a long and weariful distance.

    The Night Land 2007

  • And in the space of five hours was I clear of that House; and did have a greater ease about my heart; but yet was not free to come to food nor to slumber, the both of which I did sorely need; for I had slept neither eat for a weariful time, as you do know.

    The Night Land 2007

  • And three days more I journeyed thus, and did never cease to creep downward weariful upon my hands and knees; and the Diskos I had to my hip, and so shall you know how I carried it.

    The Night Land 2007

  • And you shall mind how bitter had been my labour and weariness in all that time; and I did know of a surety that sleep must come heavily upon me; so that I was sorely in need that I should search out a safe place; for I should not be lightly waked, until that I had slept away the tiredness of my heart, and the weariful achings from my body.

    The Night Land 2007

  • And a great trouble began to take me; for, indeed, Naani had not told me how great was the sea; and it might be that I should wander a weariful age across it, before that I come to the far side.

    The Night Land 2007

  • Yet, in a time, I had more of courage which brought strength unto my heart, and I began again to go upon my way, but with an utter caution, and I then to creep for a weary time upon my hands and knees among the dank and weariful rocks and boulders that lay in the bottom of the Gorge.

    The Night Land 2007

  • At that we looked at one another through the smoke and the growing dark, and, even as we looked, it became plainer heard, until, in a while, it was all about us — aye! it seemed to come floating down through the broken framework of the skylight as though some weariful, unseen thing stood and cried upon the decks above our heads.

    The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig' 2007

  • Thus, after a weariful time of pulling, we got the end of the bigger rope up to the hill-top, and discovered it to be an extraordinarily sound rope of some four inches diameter, and smoothly laid of fine yarns round and very true and well spun, and with this we had every reason to be satisfied.

    The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig' 2007

  • Thus, after a weariful time, away Eastwards the sky began to tell of the coming of the day; and, as the light grew and strengthened, so did that insatiable growling pass hence with the dark and the shadows.

    The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig' 2007

  • And so I came at the last to a time when I had walked through four-and-twenty weariful hours; and was eager that I should come to

    The Night Land 2007


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