wearing

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

wearing ‎(comparative more wearing, superlative most wearing)

  1. intended to be worn
    • Clothes used to be called wearing apparel
  2. causing tiredness
    • 2014 August 17, Jonathan Beckman, “Chasing Lost Time: the Life of C K Scott Moncrieff, Soldier, Spy and Translator by Jean Findlay, review: 'cherishes inconsequential events': Translating Proust’s life work was more a labour than a love for C K Scott Moncrieff [print version: Trouble ahead, 16 August 2014, pp. R24–R25]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Review)[1]:
      [The biography] also displays a rather wearing fidelity to chronology that gives rise to too many summer holidays at the beginning of the book and too many royalty statements towards the end.
  3. causing erosion

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Noun[edit]

wearing ‎(plural wearings)

  1. The mechanical process of eroding or grinding.
  2. The act by which something is worn.
    formal crown-wearings
  3. That which is worn; clothes; garments.
    • Shakespeare
      Give me my nightly wearing and adieu.

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Verb[edit]

wearing

  1. present participle of wear

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