Origin of tedious
Examples from the Web for tedious
But shaving quickly became a hassle; the tedious measure of the day at work ahead.
Shaving: the most boring, tedious thing a man must do in his little retinue of personal upkeep chores.
“It was tedious,” Lady Body told the Daily Mail of the work she did.Kate Middleton’s Code-Breaking Granny: Duchess Uncovers Wartime Secrets|Tim Teeman|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is undergoing a tedious reinvention of sorts, trying to clean up its act after decades of scandals.
It's tedious work, but Fernández and Murillo seem to truly love it.
It served to cheat away a tedious hour, and I returned to my tent fatigued and half sick.
We arrived at length last night, after a long and tedious journey, in the former capital of the world.Louis Spohr's Autobiography|Louis Spohr
Beyond the haunts of menThey urge their tedious way,When lo!Kalli, the Esquimaux Christian|Thomas Boyles Murray
The last day of this most tedious Carnival at length arrived.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi|Count Carlo Gozzi
That story which Tommy had found so tedious on the beach at Baja had been fulfilling itself of late.The Furnace|Rose Macaulay
early 15c., from Old French tedieus, from Late Latin taediosus "wearisome, irksome, tedious," from Latin taedium (see tedium).