tiring


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tire 1

 (tīr)
v. tired, tir·ing, tires
v.intr.
1. To lose energy or strength; grow weary: When you're sick, you tend to tire easily.
2. To grow bored or impatient: The audience tired after the first 30 minutes of the movie.
v.tr.
1. To diminish the energy or strength; fatigue: The long walk tired me.
2. To exhaust the interest or patience of.

[Middle English tiren, from Old English tēorian, tyrian; see deu-1 in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: tire1, weary, fatigue, exhaust
These verbs mean to cause or undergo depletion of energy, strength, or interest. Tire often suggests a state resulting from exertion, excess, dullness, or ennui: "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life" (Samuel Johnson).
Weary often implies dissatisfaction, as that resulting from what is irksome or boring: found the long journey wearying; soon wearied of their constant bickering. Fatigue implies great weariness, as that caused by stress or overwork: "fatigued by an endless rotation of thought and wild alarms" (Mary Wollstonecraft).
To exhaust means to wear out completely, and it connotes total draining of physical or emotional strength: "Like all people who try to exhaust a subject, he exhausted his listeners" (Oscar Wilde). "Following a similar 'tempest' he had ... actually apologized to me for his misbehavior ... Scenes such as I had just been a participant in fractured my spirit, exhausted me" (William Styron).

tire 2

 (tīr)
n.
1. A covering for a wheel, usually made of rubber reinforced with cords of nylon, fiberglass, or other material and filled with compressed air.
2. A hoop of metal or rubber fitted around a wheel.

[Middle English, iron rim of a wheel, probably from tir, attire, short for atire, from attiren, to attire; see attire.]

tire 3

 (tīr) Archaic
tr.v. tired, tir·ing, tires
To adorn or attire.
n.
1. Attire.
2. A headband or headdress.

[Middle English tiren, short for attiren, to attire; see attire.]

tiresome

tiring
1. 'tiresome'

You say that someone or something is tiresome when they make you feel annoyed, irritated, or bored.

She can be a very tiresome child at times.
I really came to ask you some rather tiresome questions.
2. 'tiring'

Something which is tiring makes you feel tired.

We should have an early night after such a tiring day.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tiring - producing exhaustiontiring - producing exhaustion; "an exhausting march"; "the visit was especially wearing"
effortful - requiring great physical effort

tiring

adjective exhausting, demanding, wearing, tough, exacting, fatiguing, wearying, strenuous, arduous, laborious, enervative It had been a long and tiring day.
Translations

tiring

[ˈtaɪərɪŋ] ADJcansado, cansador(S. Cone)
it's very tiringes muy cansado

tiring

[ˈtaɪərɪŋ] adjfatigant(e)

tiring

adjanstrengend, ermudend; looking after 6 children under 5 is tiringes ist sehr anstrengend or es macht (einen) sehr mude, auf 6 Kinder unter 5 Jahren aufzupassen; this is tiring work/a tiring jobdiese Arbeit ist anstrengend

tiring

[ˈtaɪərɪŋ] adjfaticoso/a

tiring

مُنْهِك únavný trættende ermüdend κουραστικός agotador väsyttävä fatigant zamoran stancante 疲れる 피로하게 하는 vermoeiend trøttende męczący cansativo утомительный tröttsam น่าเหน็ดเหนื่อย yorucu mệt mỏi 累人的

tir·ing

a. agotador-a, que cansa o fatiga.

tiring

adj fatigoso
References in classic literature ?
They went often ashore, and finally Paulvitch asked to accompany them--he too was tiring of the blighting sameness of existence upon the ship.
Carey thought the journey from London to Blackstable very tiring.
But the day was growing late, and I had come upon the sight of the place after a long and tiring circuit; so I resolved to hold over the adventure for the following day, and I returned to the welcome and the caresses of little Weena.