Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “tiresome”

See all translations

tiresome

adjective uk   /ˈtaɪə.səm/ us    /ˈtaɪr-/
C2 annoying and making you lose patience: I find it very tiresome doing the same job day after day. He has the tiresome habit of finishing your sentences for you.
tiresomely
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
a tiresomely repetitive speech a tiresomely long wait
Translations of “tiresome”
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人厭倦的, 使人不耐煩的…
in Russian утомительный…
in Turkish yorucu, sıkıcı, bıktırıcı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人厌倦的, 使人不耐烦的…
in Polish męczący…
(Definition of tiresome from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of tiresome?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “tiresome” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

make believe

believing or imagining things that appear to be attractive or exciting, but are not real

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More