AskDefine | Define tiresome

Dictionary Definition

tiresome 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]

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English

Adjective

  1. Causing fatigue or boredom; wearisome.
    Eventually his long stories became tiresome.

Synonyms

(Causing fatigue or boredom): boring, dull, irksome, slow, tedious, wearisome

Antonyms

(Causing fatigue or boredom): energizing, exciting, fresh, interesting

Translations

causing fatigue or boredom

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