tire|some [ˈtaıəsəm US ˈtaır-] adj
making you feel annoyed or impatient
the whole tiresome business of filling out the forms
HINT sense 1
Do not confuse tiresome with tiring . Use tiring to say that something makes you feel tired: It was a long, tiring day.

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  • Tiresome — Tire some, a. Fitted or tending to tire; exhausted; wearisome; fatiguing; tedious; as, a tiresome journey; a tiresome discourse. {Tire some*ly}, adv. {Tire some*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tiresome — index irksome, jejune (dull), lifeless (dull), operose, painful, pedestrian, prolix …   Law dictionary

  • tiresome — (adj.) tedious, c.1500, from TIRE (Cf. tire) (v.) + SOME (Cf. some). Related: Tiresomely; tiresomeness …   Etymology dictionary

  • tiresome — *irksome, wearisome, tedious, boring Analogous words: oppressive, burdensome, *onerous, exacting: fatiguing, exhausting, jading, fagging (see TIRE vb): arduous, *hard, difficult …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • tiresome — [adj] irritating, exasperating a bit much*, annoying, arduous, boresome, boring, burdensome, demanding, difficult, drag, dragging, drudging, dull, enervative, exacting, exhausting, fatiguing, flat, hard, heavy, hefty, ho hum*, humdrum, irksome,… …   New thesaurus

  • tiresome — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ causing one to feel bored or impatient. DERIVATIVES tiresomely adverb tiresomeness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • tiresome — [tīr′səm] adj. [see SOME1] 1. tiring; boring; tedious 2. annoying; irksome tiresomely adv. tiresomeness n …   English World dictionary

  • tiresome — adj. tiresome to + inf. (it s tiresome to do the same thing every day = it s tiresome doing the same thing every day) * * * [ taɪəsəm] tiresome to + inf. (it s tiresome to do the same thing every day = it s tiresome doing the same thing every… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tiresome — [[t]ta͟ɪ͟ə(r)səm[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone or something as tiresome, you mean that you find them irritating or boring. ...the tiresome old lady next door... It would be too tiresome to wait in the queue …   English dictionary

  • tiresome — tire|some [ taırsəm ] adjective making you feel annoyed or bored: Checking all the address labels was a tiresome task. a tiresome old man ╾ tire|some|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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