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wearing

[ wair-ing ]SEE DEFINITION OF wearing

Synonyms for wearing

  • draining
  • exhausting
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WEARING

As though she had meant by wearing it to emphasize her belief in her lover.

Why, those are my clothes you are wearing, you graceless rascal!

Was you telling' him that the dress ye were wearing' was a present from your old cook?

When day broke they succeeded in wearing the ship with a remnant of the spritsail.

Some of the boots were past wearing when found, and some were not found.

Were they wearing light tweed knickerbockers with big checks?

It will not prevent you from wearing your shoe and stocking.

She was wearing a simple grey dress of some shimmering material.

She had a gift denied to most Englishwomen—the genius for wearing clothes.

The aunt said, 'Charlotte, Miss Wade is wearing you to death, and this must not continue.'

WORD ORIGIN

"action of wearing" (clothes), mid-15c., from wear (v.). Meaning "what one wears" is 1570s. To be the worse for wear is attested from 1782; noun phrase wear and tear is first recorded 1660s, implying the sense "process of being degraded by use."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR WEARING

burdensome

adjectivetroublesome

exhausting

adjectivetiring
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