wearish

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Possibly from weary + -ish.

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wearish (comparative more wearish, superlative most wearish)

  1. (obsolete) Tasteless, having a sickly flavour; insipid.
  2. (obsolete or dialectal) Sickly, wizened, feeble.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.5:
      Who was to weet a wretched wearish elfe, / With hollow eyes and rawbone cheekes forspent […].
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970:
      , New York Review Books, 2001, p.16:
      Democritus, as he is described by Hippocrates and Laertius, was a little wearish old man, very melancholy by nature, averse from company in his latter days, and much given to solitariness […].

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