[tee-dee-uh s, tee-juh s]
- 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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1. wearing, boring, tiring, monotonous, dull.
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Examples from the Web for tediousness
The man who suspects his own tediousness, is yet to be born.Charles Saatchi Answers Your Questions
The Daily Beast
May 31, 2010
Tediousness is the sure result of any of these faults of style.English Synonyms and Antonyms
James Champlin Fernald
I did not choose that he should bestow all his tediousness on me.Gryll Grange
Thomas Love Peacock
Franklin is beguiling the tediousness of the way with a tale.
For the present, however, I will bestow upon you no more of my tediousness.'
Yet there was now and then an accident or exploit which relieved the tediousness of study-time.Phaeton Rogers
- causing fatigue or tedium; monotonous
- obsolete progressing very slowly
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Word Origin and History for tediousness
early 15c., from Old French tedieus, from Late Latin taediosus "wearisome, irksome, tedious," from Latin taedium (see tedium).
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