exhausting exhausting  /ɪɡ ˈzɔ stɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) having a debilitating effect
  2. (adj) producing exhaustion

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Their whirling, exhausting, body-punishing stunt scenes tested an audience's credulity; surely real people were incapable of these athletic graces.
  2. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is something else, an eccentric of complex, contradictory and exhausting character most of us hardly know.
  3. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is something else, an eccentric of complex, contradictory and exhausting character most of us hardly know.

News

  1. Office coach: Perhaps ‘basket case’ should be cut loose

    Q. I recently hired an employee who appears to be a high-strung basket case. “Shannon” is experienced and intelligent, but working with her is almost unbearably exhausting.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Omaha World-Herald

  2. RUMBLINGS: No Medicaid bill, but plenty of anger

    After an exhausting week in the state Senate, Republicans accomplished little except getting yelled at by a perturbed Gov. Rick Snyder for leaving on a two-month vacation without voting on Medicaid expansion.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Crain's Detroit Business

  3. Your Office Coach: 'Basket case' must be taught to restrain emotions

    I recently hired an employee who appears to be a high-strung basket case. "Shannon" is experienced and intelligent, but working with her is almost unbearably exhausting. Every phone call lasts at least an hour, and most of our face-to-face meetings end in tears. Her lengthy emails are all marked "Urgent!"
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Biloxi Sun Herald

Quotes

  1. "It's been a very exhausting tournament, mentally and physically, for me," Djokovic said on Saturday, declining to discuss the Roddick matter.
    on Sep 6, 2008 By: Novak Djokovic Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I am the first to think that sometimes discussions are long, that to insert a paragraph in a communique is exhausting," Sarkozy said at the end of three days of meetings. "We end these summits empty, tired, but it's our duty to participate."
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: The Associated Press

  3. "These guys are pushing very hard to make this fight happen, and they are just about exhausting all their resources financially to make it happen," Green said. "I am about to go on a holiday with my family ...... I am going to pack that...
    on Jun 23, 2008 By: Danny Green Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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