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.
- te·di·ous·ly, adverb
- te·di·ous·ness, noun
- o·ver·te·di·ous, adjective
- o·ver·te·di·ous·ly, adverb
- o·ver·te·di·ous·ness, noun
- un·te·di·ous, adjective
- un·te·di·ous·ly, adverb
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How to use tedious in a sentence
The most recent iteration of the Unreal Engine puts heavy emphasis on letting AI handle some of the tedious work typically associated with creating extremely high-quality digital models.Meet the eerily realistic digital people made with Epic’s MetaHuman Creator | Stan Horaczek | February 11, 2021 | Popular-Science
Tax season can be frustrating and tedious even in the best of times.Tax season kicks off Feb. 12. Here’s what to expect. | Michelle Singletary | January 19, 2021 | Washington Post
However, these require manual labeling, which makes the process slower and more tedious.2021 Could Be a Banner Year for AI—If We Solve These 4 Problems | Shelly Fan | January 5, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Social listening tools allow you to skip the tedious process of designing a report since most of them already offer different types of reports to export and share with your colleagues.Social media analytics 101: The data that matters most | Aleh Barysevich | December 30, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Instead of pulling out your phone to do a tedious search online, you conduct the equivalent of a visual google search simply by gazing at the store.How a Software Map of the Entire Planet Could Change the World Forever | Aaron Frank | December 27, 2020 | Singularity Hub
But shaving quickly became a hassle; the tedious measure of the day at work ahead.Leo, the Beard Has to Go: When a Man’s Facial Hair Reaches Crisis Point | Tim Teeman | September 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Shaving: the most boring, tedious thing a man must do in his little retinue of personal upkeep chores.Leo, the Beard Has to Go: When a Man’s Facial Hair Reaches Crisis Point | Tim Teeman | September 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But recently the obligations have gotten significantly more tedious and burdensome.
“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 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is undergoing a tedious reinvention of sorts, trying to clean up its act after decades of scandals.
While the test is somewhat tedious, all the manipulations are simple and require no apparatus but flasks, test-tubes, and funnels.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
And I have given this tedious detail to urge and embolden others to remonstrate against it.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
If you are wearied, this impatience will only make the journey still more tedious.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
Were it possible to present the subject in detail, it would be tedious and unprofitable to all save the specialist.The Later Cave-Men | Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
The tedious, dilatory time and money-wasting “come later on” procedure of times gone by no longer obtains.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
British Dictionary definitions for tedious
causing fatigue or tedium; monotonous
obsolete progressing very slowly
- tediously, adverb
- tediousness, noun
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