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tedious

[ tee-dee-uhs, tee-juhs ]
/ ˈti di əs, ˈti dʒəs /
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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.
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Origin of tedious

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

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British Dictionary definitions for tedious

tedious
/ (ˈtiːdɪəs) /

adjective
causing fatigue or tedium; monotonous
obsolete progressing very slowly

Derived forms of tedious

tediously, adverbtediousness, noun
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