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Causing fatigue or boredom, as from being unvarying or overly long; wearisome. See Synonyms at boring.

tire′some·ly adv.
tire′some·ness n.
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Adv.1.tiresomely - in a tedious manner; "boringly slow work"; "he plodded tediously forward"
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(ˈtaiə) verb
to make, or become, physically or mentally in want of rest, because of lack of strength, patience, interest etc; to weary. Walking tired her; She tires easily.
tired adjective
1. wearied; exhausted. She was too tired to continue; a tired child.
2. (with of) no longer interested in; bored with. I'm tired of (answering) stupid questions!
ˈtiredness noun
ˈtireless adjective
never becoming weary or exhausted; never resting. a tireless worker; tireless energy/enthusiasm.
ˈtirelessly adverb
ˈtirelessness noun
ˈtiresome adjective
troublesome; annoying.
ˈtiresomely adverb
ˈtiresomeness noun
ˈtiring adjective
causing (physical) tiredness. I've had a tiring day; The journey was very tiring.
tire out
to tire or exhaust completely. The hard work tired her out.
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He listened with weary ears to the ever-recurring sounds, distinguishing the whistle of flying projectiles from the booming of the reports, glanced at the tiresomely familiar faces of the men of the first battalion, and waited.
In one of those flights of fancy, not characteristic of her but tiresomely frequent this afternoon, she envisaged herself battered with rotten eggs upon a platform, from which Ralph vainly begged her to descend.
I could no longer talk or laugh freely when he was by, because a tiresomely importunate instinct reminded me that vivacity (at least in me) was distasteful to him.
There are, as has become tiresomely apparent in the last three years, quite a few very different potential Brexit options.
But in a tiresomely offbeat comic style and with sluggish pace, it staggers into a snowdrift of eccentricities and icy cynicism.
But in a tiresomely offbeat comic style, just about everyone has a nickname which is signposted on the screen after each frequent death.
The haute couture season is always wanting someone to let loose with feather, wildly clashing colours and an unbridled sense of fantasia, though without going down any tiresomely stereotypical princess route.
In the not-too-distant past, we saw Charlize Theron's gorgeously androgynous Furiosa in "Mad Max: Fury Road" or Frances McDormand's fierce, foulmouthed, Oscar-winning turn in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" as galvanizing outliers, their grim machisma a welcome antidote to the hypersexualized or tiresomely passive roles usually on offer from Hollywood.
"The novel is tiresomely long--no wonder, with all those adjectives clogging up the narrative--but the biggest problem is Kirsch's claims about the significance of his discoveries.
That's not as tiresomely cliched as it sounds, thanks to some endearingly complex characters (Bernadette's story alone is enough to carry a whole show), fabulously flamboyant costumes and a score that would make the night on its own.
Directed by Conrad Nelson - who also plays King Leontes and composed the highly-varied music - this is a modern dress production (well, turn of the 21st century modern at any rate; it begins as the clock strikes midnight at the start of the new Millennium) but it is not tiresomely high concept.
It is, of course, the season when the political parties traditionally, and often rather tiresomely, criticise and snipe at each other at every turn.