Crossword clues for tiresome
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tiresome \Tire"some\, a. Fitted or tending to tire; exhausted; wearisome; fatiguing; tedious; as, a tiresome journey; a tiresome discourse. -- Tire"some*ly, adv. -- Tire"some*ness, n.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"tedious," c.1500, from tire (v.) + -some (1). Related: Tiresomely; tiresomeness.
a. Causing fatigue or boredom; wearisome.
adj. 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" [syn: boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, wearisome]
Usage examples of "tiresome".
She had always seen him before as a tiresome, self-important man who lived for his work and his Aldermanic ambition.
She could be very tiresome in that regard, and the suggestion that Ava might have to sit an entire evening with her was more than she could possibly endure.
She begged Cicely to hasten to the ballroom as the guests were already arriving in droves and that she could not see to it all by herself, Maria had vanished and that tiresome gentleman, your dear Papa, was not yet out of the dining-room.
The poor young man had only received the education of a mountebank, and it was tiresome for him to pass all his time in my company.
I see that if we could indeed revive Johnson he would not only strike us as an ill-mannered, offensive, inadaptable and tiresome old gentleman who smelt unpleasantly and behaved worse, whose comments on life and events would be wide of the mark and discoloured with the echoes of antiquated controversies, but we should find that his contact with us would be pervaded by an incurable distress at our pace, at our strangely different values, our inhuman humanitarianism, as it would have seemed to him, and our cruel rationality.
Tiresome for the neonate, and more Tiresome still for the auditor who is not experiencing it but only listening to interminable woes.
After Dez and Blaise left, he had succeeded in inviting an-other couple to share his table during dinner so he did not have to keep Nerine entertained alone, but being an agreeable host became increasingly tiresome.
Koller, an ophthalmology intern eighteen months younger than Freud, had the reputation of being so preoccupied with medicine that he was actually quite tiresome on the subject.
He mentions organum and diaphony, and remarks that he finds the succession of fifths and fourths very tiresome.
From this point onward the journey through Borrowdale towards the foot of Stye Head Pass must necessarily be a hard and tiresome one, there being scarcely a traceable path through the huge bowlders.
After the usual greetings and tiresome enquiries after my health, Therese sent back the two younger children, rightly thinking that the eldest would be the only one in whom I should take any interest.
I was a sickly and precarious and tiresome and uncertain child, and lived mainly on allopathic medicines during the first seven years of my life.
As a carminative injection for tiresome flatulence, it has been found eminently beneficial to employ Chamomile flowers boiled in tripe broth, and strained through a cloth, and with a few drops of the oil of Aniseed added to the decoction.
They vary in scale from the single tiresome litigious individual with an old-fashioned clutching mind, through a long range of associations, cities and provincial councils, to the resuscitated sovereign governments of the war period.
We concluded yesterday with Molto doing a tiresome redirect of Lovinia, reading her snippets of her statements which she claimed not to remember.