Definition of wearing in English:

wearing

adjective

  • Mentally or physically tiring.

    • ‘Fishing the bigger French lakes can be physically wearing and damned hard work.’
    • ‘The comedy element of this comedy-thriller comes almost entirely from Trixie's spectacular destruction of the English language: it's the sort of verbal knockabout stuff that I love, but I can see how some people could find it wearing over an entire movie.’
    • ‘Asked if the lack of recuperation time between the seasons is a wearing experience, Foster gives a definitive yes.’
    • ‘What might be a lot of fun at a rum-fuelled street party makes for a sometimes wearing experience in other contexts.’
    tiring, exhausting, wearying, fatiguing, enervating, draining, sapping, stressful, weary, crushing
    demanding, exacting, taxing, trying, challenging, burdensome, arduous, gruelling, punishing, grinding, onerous, difficult, hard, tough, heavy, laborious, back-breaking, crippling, strenuous, rigorous, uphill
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Pronunciation:

wearing

/ˈweriNG/