from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality or state of being wearisome; tiresomeness; tediousness: as, the wearisomeness of waiting long and anxiously.

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  • noun The quality or state of being wearisome; tiresomeness; tediousness.


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wearisome +‎ -ness


  • /Agamemnon/says, "an immense dead weight of silence has fallen on my tongue," - happily! for descriptions of feelings are only surpassed in wearisomeness by descriptions of scenery.

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • And that which is the extent of misery, it enforceth them through anguish and wearisomeness of their lives, to make away themselves; they had rather be hanged, drowned, &c., than to live without means.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • This, however, was a mere question of length and wearisomeness.

    Great Expectations

  • In spite of its unattractive title and a certain wearisomeness in the exposition, his book became a definite backbone for the constructive effort of the new time.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • To people at home there these changeful tricks had their interests; the strange mistakes that some of the more sanguine trees had made in budding before their month, to be incontinently glued up by frozen thawings now; the similar sanguine errors of impulsive birds in framing nests that were now swamped by snow-water, and other such incidents, prevented any sense of wearisomeness in the minds of the natives.

    The Woodlanders

  • For some days, though it was early autumn, the party was snow-bound, and Burton relieved the wearisomeness of the occasion by relating some of his adventures.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • His age might have been eighteen or nineteen; he was of a merry countenance, and to all appearance of an active habit, and he went along singing seguidillas to beguile the wearisomeness of the road.

    Don Quixote

  • The wearisomeness of my situation can scarcely be described.

    Maria; or The Wrongs of Woman

  • Where self-righteousness is getting ground, these two, bondage and form, at length bring forth burdensomeness and wearisomeness.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Morally, perseverance is that part of fortitude whereby the mind is established in the performance of any good and necessary work, notwithstanding the assaults and opposition it meets withal, with that tediousness and wearisomeness which the protraction of time in the pursuit of any affairs is attended withal.

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed


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