[ US /ˈtaɪɝsəm/ ]
[ UK /tˈa‍ɪ‍əsʌm/ ]
  1. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
    a dull play
    tedious days on the train
    the tiresome chirping of a cricket
    his competent but dull performance
    other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome
    a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention
    the deadening effect of some routine tasks
    what an irksome task the writing of long letters is
    a boring evening with uninteresting people
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How To Use tiresome In A Sentence

  • Don't you find it tiresome always having to be conscious of your appearance? Times, Sunday Times
  • McGregor is saddled with a tiresome everyman role, but Spacey, Clooney, and especially Bridges make some of their scenes work better than they should. Your mind won’t be blown watching “The Men Who Stare at Goats” » Scene-Stealers
  • God's omniscience means he knows all our needs and God's omnipresence means we can pray to him wherever we are, but if we fall into bland repetition of these truths, they will grow tiresome.
  • His zeal can be tiresome, but his writing is so good that you never feel like he's glossing the story.
  • The whining is ten times more tiresome than any dowd piece. Times Public Editor Hammers Maureen Dowd's Coverage Of Hillary
  • In 11 volumes published between 1888 and 1894, and many years later widely published in a condensed edition, the narrator's adventures in the London demimonde are narrated in such detail as ultimately to become tiresome rather than titillating. Deborah Lutz's "Pleasure Bound," on Victorian sex rebels
  • Wayne, you adorable homophobic mouthbreather you, stop being tiresome and crawl back under your rock. It’s different when Conservatives do it.
  • Those in my tiresome generation who thought 25 years ago it was so very distinctive, so in, to swear.
  • I suspect that if the cops started hassling all the well-nourished bald guys with chin whiskers, I might soon find this tiresome.
  • DYNAMITE: The term applies to TNT's bittersweet Men of a Certain Age, continuing its terrific second season, but not so much to the instantly tiresome new legal dramedy Franklin & Bash, which implodes in the belief that aggressive quirkiness, smarmy frat-boy sexual innuendo and a "suits are douches" philosophy will endear its Peter Pan protagonists to a wide audience. Matt's TV Week in Review
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