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
Getting a vaccine through clinical trials and approved by the Food and Drug Administration is a tedious, expensive, and time-consuming process.Why staying cold is so important to a Covid-19 vaccine | Umair Irfan | December 11, 2020 | Vox
Mic standHolding a microphone is fun when you’re pretending to host a game show, but it gets tedious during a staff meeting.Gifts that make video calls look and feel more glamorous | Stan Horaczek | December 9, 2020 | Popular-Science
You begin by collecting evidence, picking up or examining items around you, but the process is tedious.‘Twin Mirror’ is a pale reflection of Dontnod’s previous, story-rich games | Elise Favis | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
Everything was happening on some sort of screen, and the tedious video engagements and text messages often left her frustrated.“We Don’t Even Know Who Is Dead or Alive”: Trapped Inside an Assisted Living Facility During the Pandemic | by Ava Kofman | November 30, 2020 | ProPublica
However, in a crowd of 30 million company pages, to stand out and grow your brand is undoubtedly a tedious task.What will make your brand stand out on LinkedIn in 2020? | Harikrishna Kundariya | August 12, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Despite its length and occasional tediousness, that video has been watched (and re-watched) by nearly 800,000 viewers.
The man who suspects his own tediousness, is yet to be born.
The observances of the table had one merit in the Fumbally household; they were conducted with no unnecessary tediousness.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II) | Charles James Lever
Formerly, too, the major had also excelled mightily in miscellaneous conversation, dominating it by sheer weight of tediousness.The Escape of Mr. Trimm | Irvin S. Cobb
The sameness, the humdrum tediousness of the everyday life drives them to the city.The American Country Girl | Martha Foote Crow
I would rather bear tediousness, dear, than have time made short by such means as have shortened mine.Return of the Native | Thomas Hardy
Reference to his watch at short intervals intensified their duration, added gall to their tediousness.Somehow Good | William de Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for tedious
causing fatigue or tedium; monotonous
obsolete progressing very slowly
- tediously, adverb
- tediousness, noun
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