Meaning of “tiring” in the English Dictionary

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"tiring" in British English

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uk /ˈtaɪə.rɪŋ/ us /ˈtaɪ.rɪŋ/

B1 making you feel tired:

I've had a very tiring day.
Looking after the kids is extremely tiring.

More examples

  • They don't come down to London much because it's too tiring with the kids.
  • She's a lovely woman, even if she can be a bit tiring at times.
  • Looking after small children can be very tiring.
  • Visiting museums is surprisingly tiring.

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

"tiring" in American English

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tiringadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈtɑɪər·ɪŋ/

causing you to feel you have no energy:

Dad had a tiring day at work.

(Definition of “tiring” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)