- marked by monotony or tedium; long and tiresome: tedious tasks; a tedious journey.
- wordy so as to cause weariness or boredom, as a speaker, a writer, or the work they produce; prolix.
Origin of tedious
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Examples from the Web for tediously
In one particularly telling scene, Jobs walks into a bay where his employees are tediously working away.Nine Craziest Moments From ‘Jobs’
August 16, 2013
A Walmart has 140,000 SKUs, which have to be tediously sorted, replaced on shelves, reordered, delivered, and so forth.Why Can’t Walmart Be More Like Costco?
November 26, 2012
To make the images print-ready, H.A. tediously redrew his watercolor images as color separations, layer by layer.Curious George Escapes the Nazis
March 25, 2010
I know the age better than you do, though you will prate about it so tediously.The Picture of Dorian Gray
Toward this, in an advance 178 tediously slow, the veteran made his way.Heart of the Blue Ridge
Tediously an hour passed and there was no sign of Joe Hawkridge.Blackbeard: Buccaneer
Ralph D. Paine
Then to church again, and heard a simple Scot preach most tediously.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete
The top round of the high ladder which he had climbed so tediously was within his grasp.Grit A-Plenty
- causing fatigue or tedium; monotonous
- obsolete progressing very slowly
Word Origin and History for tediously
early 15c., from Old French tedieus, from Late Latin taediosus "wearisome, irksome, tedious," from Latin taedium (see tedium).