One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Mentally or physically tiring.‘it would be a lot less wearing if we could work together amicably’‘a plan of action will make the whole event a less wearing experience’
tiring, exhausting, wearying, fatiguing, enervating, draining, sapping, stressful, weary, crushingView synonyms
- ‘What might be a lot of fun at a rum-fuelled street party makes for a sometimes wearing experience in other contexts.’
- ‘Fishing the bigger French lakes can be physically wearing and damned hard work.’
- ‘Asked if the lack of recuperation time between the seasons is a wearing experience, Foster gives a definitive yes.’
- ‘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.’
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