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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtiringtir‧ing /ˈtaɪərɪŋ $ ˈtaɪr-/ ●●● S3 adjective  TIREDmaking you feel that you want to sleep or rest We’ve all had a long tiring day.THESAURUStiring making you feel that you want to sleep or restThe journey was really tiring.I’ve had such a tiring day.It was tiring work.exhausting extremely tiringI had to drive nine hours without a break – it was exhausting.an exhausting week of singing, acting, and dancinghard very tiring and difficult – used about days, journeys etca hard day at workThe last part of the journey was very hard.wearing /ˈweərɪŋ $ ˈwer-/ tiring because you have to use a lot of your mental energy, and often become bored – used about people, situations etcI find her constant questions rather wearing.Kids of that age can be very wearing.His films always tend to have the same plots, which does get rather wearing after a while.gruelling British English, grueling American English (also punishing) very tiring physically or mentally – used when you have to keep doing something for a long timea gruelling journey across the deserta gruelling racea punishing schedulea punishing exercise regimebackbreaking backbreaking work is extremely tiring and needs a lot of physical effortClearing the land was slow backbreaking work.Laborers were paid $2 a day for backbreaking farm work.something is a killer informal used when saying that something is extremely tiringToday was a real killer.fatiguing formal making you feel very tiredFactory work was repetitive and fatiguing.
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tiringThe journey was really tiring.Working full time can be extremely tiring.Long periods of continuous study are very tiring.Three tiring and deafening weeks passed with no obvious change.The whole process was one of the most tiring and yet satisfying things I have ever done in my life.Then Huddersfield rallied, and the fiery centre-forward Islip forced his way through to beat the tiring Burnley defenders.I've had such a tiring day. I just want to take a bath and go to bed.It had been, I realized, an extremely long and tiring day.The Colleen - what a tiring girl she sounds - prattled incessantly of horses.Sam couldn't wait for the whole tiring ordeal to be over.You could try of course, but after a colossal, tiring ridge-walk you would be a dingbat even to think of it.Moving into a situation is usually less tiring than backing away.
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