tedious

[ tee-dee-uhs, tee-juhs ]
/ ˈti di əs, ˈti dʒəs /

adjective

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

1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin tēdiōsus, Late Latin taediōsus. See tedium, -ous

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tedious

/ (ˈtiːdɪəs) /

adjective

causing fatigue or tedium; monotonous
obsolete progressing very slowly

Derived Forms

tediously, adverbtediousness, noun
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