wearisome

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj wearisome so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness "a boring evening with uninteresting people","the deadening effect of some routine tasks","a dull play","his competent but dull performance","a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention","what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke","tedious days on the train","the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain","other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Wearisome Causing weariness; tiresome; tedious; weariful; as, a wearisome march; a wearisome day's work; a wearisome book. "These high wild hills and rough uneven ways
      Draws out our miles, and makes them wearisome ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • wearisome Causing weariness; tiresome; tedious; irksome; monotonous: as, a wearisome march; a wearisome day's work.
    • wearisome Synonyms Wearisome, Fatiguing, Tiresome, Tedious, Irksome, prolix, humdrum, prosy, dull. Wearisome and fatiguing are essentially the same in meaning and strength; they are equally appropriate whether the person acts or is acted upon: as, the old man was so deaf that it was equally wearisome (or fatiguing) to speak and to be spoken to. Tiresome is more often used where one is acted upon; in strength it is the same as wearisome. Tedious is stronger than wearisome, and suggests the need of constant effort of the will to do or to endure; the weariness may be, physical or mental r as, a tedious task; a tedious headache; tedious garrulity. Tedious suggests commonly that one is acted upon; irksome suggests that one acts or is called upon to act, and implies also a peculiar reluctance. In Shak., 2 Hen. VI., ii. 1. 56, is an example of the rarer use of irksome to express a wearied shrinking from being acted upon: “How irksome is this music to my heart!” See fatigue, n., and tire, transitive verb
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Wearisome making weary: tedious
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Quotations

  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “It is a wearisome disease to preserve health by too strict a regimen.”
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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    “There is no fatigue so wearisome as that which comes from lack of work.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wérig, weary.

Usage

In literature:

It's quite wearisome enough to have to live.
"The Companions of Jehu" by Alexandre Dumas, père
Bear but a little longer with our wearisome tenderness, and wait for some safer chance of forsaking us.
"The Bride of Fort Edward" by Delia Bacon
Poor girl, her jaws had had a wearisome rest now for a while, and I was expecting to get the consequences.
"A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Part 4." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Never, never before, did I have such a wearisome task!
"The Green Fairy Book" by Various
We frequently find the predominance of one species somewhat wearisome.
"Birds in Town and Village" by W. H. Hudson
It's a wearisome place.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
But her conversation, even when inconsequential, was never wearisome except when she made it so for her husband's benefit.
"The Fighting Chance" by Robert W. Chambers
Large companies are most wearisome.
"O. T." by Hans Christian Andersen
You, Maltravers, I never forgot in absence; and your image made yet more wearisome and trite the things around me.
"Ernest Maltravers, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
London seemed to him intolerably dull and wearisome.
"Kenelm Chillingly, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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In poetry:

To kneel at the altar of mercy and pray
That pardon and grace, through His Son,
May comfort my soul all the wearisome day,
And cheer me with hope when 'tis done;
"Resolutions For The Day" by Mary Baker Eddy
Pledge me round; I bid ye declare,
All good fellows whose beards are gray,
Did not the fairest of the fair
Common grow and wearisome, ere
Ever a month was passed away?
"The Age of Wisdom" by William Makepeace Thackeray
When wearisome task is finished
And flesh with fatigue is oppressed,
When muscles are tired and languid
And sinews are sorely distressed,
No balm can renew their vigor
Like that boon from heaven called rest.
"Rest" by Jared Barhite
Wearisome are they, till the sun-god pales
Beneath the surges of the western wave,
And the last fold of his golden mantle trails
O'er the horizon where Earth's vision fails,
And space becomes a darkness and a grave.
"Star In The East" by Walter Richard Cassels
Wearisome are the days, they mock me so,
Pouring down light that seems to bid me see,
Yet hides the starry pilot by its glow,
Whose light I thirst for, whilst light-fountains, flow
Around me like the swelling of the sea.
"Star In The East" by Walter Richard Cassels
Farewell, parents, brothers, beloved by me,
Friends of my childhood, in the home distressed;
Give thanks that now I rest from the wearisome day;
Farewell, sweet stranger, my friend, who brightened my way;
Farewell, to all I love. To die is to rest.
"The Last Poem of Rizal" by Jose Rizal

In news:

BIOGRAPHIES can be wearisome contrivances, often too long and too detailed for their own good.
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In science:

After implementing simple but wearisome transformations the limiting values of (4.54) were obtained for the minimal n, m.
Exactly solvable models of quantum mechanics including fluctuations in the framework of representation of the wave function by random process
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