Definition of tiresome in English:

tiresome

adjective

  • Causing one to feel bored or annoyed.

    ‘weeding is a tiresome but essential job’
    • ‘It just won't fit and it becomes oh so tiresome when people try to do it.’
    • ‘The poem of Fingal, he said, was a mere unconnected rhapsody, a tiresome repetition of the same images.’
    • ‘I have a sudden insight into how deeply tiresome it must be to be famous.’
    • ‘A lot of it is still closed and what parts were open was tiresome to ride, with one section being downright bloody dangerous.’
    • ‘Why let the facts and the tiresome routine of engagement get in the way of ideology…?’
    • ‘There are all the tiresome tropes of sword-fighting, mistaken identities, chases and rescues.’
    • ‘Graffiti is something of a tiresome obsession with young Berliners.’
    • ‘How tiresome it must be, to reduce the essential story of the world to nothing by a case of unrequited longing.’
    • ‘Every tiresome pipsqueak with a website is mouthing off about some boring scandal in America.’
    • ‘The last movement, so easily a tiresome adjunct, was played hell for leather.’
    • ‘I know it's well-meant, but when you've received so much of it over the years it does become rather tiresome.’
    • ‘And the pop culture reference is just tiresome, just another bout of nostalgia for childhood telly.’
    • ‘However, he admits that playing in a side who won only 15 times last term is proving increasingly tiresome.’
    • ‘I suspect that mini-golf would become a little tiresome after, oh, the first round.’
    • ‘But all in all, paying took about half an hour which was a tedious, tiresome end to what was otherwise a fun evening.’
    • ‘How much of a challenge was it to keep the game's repetition from becoming tiresome?’
    • ‘It looks like he might just be fed up to the back teeth of certain tiresome middle-class women talking out of both sides of their mouth.’
    • ‘Despite fame's oh so tiresome downsides, there are nevertheless two major perks.’
    • ‘They know the routine and it gets tiresome, but they know they have to get the job done.’
    • ‘December has been a tiresome month, with hitches and glitches galore.’
    boring, dull, tedious, monotonous, humdrum, wearisome, laborious, wearing, prosaic, unexciting, uninteresting, uneventful, unvarying, unvaried, unremarkable, repetitive, repetitious, routine, ordinary, everyday, day-to-day, quotidian, run-of-the-mill, commonplace, common, workaday, usual, pedestrian
    annoying, irritating, infuriating, exasperating, maddening, trying, troublesome, bothersome, irksome, vexing, vexatious
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Pronunciation

tiresome

/ˈtʌɪəs(ə)m/