One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a rather tiresome meeting of the Faculty Committee’
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
2‘an exceedingly tiresome man to deal with’
annoying, irritating, infuriating, exasperating, maddening, trying, troublesome, bothersome, irksome, vexing, vexatious
informal aggravating, pesky, infernal, pestiferous, plaguy, pestilent
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