tiresome etymology

English word tiresome comes from English tire, English -some

Detailed word origin of tiresome

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tire English (eng) (transitive, obsolete) To dress or adorn. A tier, row, or rank. (North America) The rubber covering on a wheel; a tyre.. (obsolete) Accoutrements, accessories.. (obsolete) Dress, clothes, attire.. A child's apron covering the upper part of the body, and tied with tape or cord; a pinafore. Also tier.. A covering for the head; a headdress.. Metal rim of a wheel, especially that of a railroad [...]
-some English (eng) Characterized by some specific condition or quality. Used to form a word indicating a group with a certain small number of members A body A chromosome.
tiresome English (eng) Causing fatigue or boredom; wearisome.

Words with the same origin as tiresome

Descendants of -some
awesome fearsome lonesome threesome troublesome