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From Middle English werisom, equivalent to weary + -some.
wearisome (comparative more wearisome, superlative most wearisome)
- Tiresome, tedious or causing fatigue.
- Gardening can be wearisome work.
- 1960 December, “The Glasgow Suburban Electrification is opened”, in Trains Illustrated, page 714:
- Above all, the 48-page timetables of the new service, which have been distributed free at every station in the scheme, are a model to the rest of B.R. For the first time on British Railways, so far as we are aware, a substantial timetable has been produced, not only without a single footnote but also devoid of all wearisome asterisks, stars, letter suffixes and other hieroglyphics.
- See also Thesaurus:wearisome
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