exhausting Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “exhausting” in the English Dictionary

"exhausting" in British English

See all translations


uk   /ɪɡˈzɔː.stɪŋ/  us   /-ˈzɑː-/
B2 making you ​feelextremelytired: I've had an exhausting ​day.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of exhausting from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"exhausting" in American English

See all translations

exhaustingadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪɡˈzɔ·stɪŋ/
making you ​feelextremelytired: The ​pace of twelve-hour ​days, seven ​days a ​weekproved exhausting.
(Definition of exhausting from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “exhausting”
in Arabic مُنْهِك…
in Korean 심신을 지치게 하는…
in Portuguese cansativo…
in Catalan esgotador…
in Japanese 疲れる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使人精疲力竭的, 使人疲惫不堪的…
in Turkish yorucu, yıpratıcı, bitkin düşüren…
in Russian утомительный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使人筋疲力竭的, 使人疲憊不堪的…
in Italian estenuante…
in Polish wyczerpujący…
What is the pronunciation of exhausting?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “exhausting”

Word of the Day


a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More