Origin of tedious
Examples from the Web for tediously
In one particularly telling scene, Jobs walks into a bay where his employees are tediously working away.
A Walmart has 140,000 SKUs, which have to be tediously sorted, replaced on shelves, reordered, delivered, and so forth.
To make the images print-ready, H.A. tediously redrew his watercolor images as color separations, layer by layer.
The remainder of the winter passed slowly and tediously enough.Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States|Raphael Semmes
Without entering too tediously into the exact steps by which salt glazing is performed, it may be roughly described as follows.Chats on Old Earthenware|Arthur Hayden
Cider was tediously made at first by pounding the apples in wooden mortars; the pomace was afterward pressed in baskets.Stage-coach and Tavern Days|Alice Morse Earle
We seemed to be going at a tediously slow pace, yet the two thin streams of water rushed hissing from prow to stern.The River and I|John G. Neihardt
How tediously wore that dreary night away in the sickroom, where the insensible child was watched by his mother and her friend!The Rector of St. Mark's|Mary J. Holmes
early 15c., from Old French tedieus, from Late Latin taediosus "wearisome, irksome, tedious," from Latin taedium (see tedium).