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tedious

[tee-dee-uhs, tee-juhs]
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adjective
  1. marked by monotony or tedium; long and tiresome: tedious tasks; a tedious journey.
  2. 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
Related formste·di·ous·ly, adverbte·di·ous·ness, nouno·ver·te·di·ous, adjectiveo·ver·te·di·ous·ly, adverbo·ver·te·di·ous·ness, nounun·te·di·ous, adjectiveun·te·di·ous·ly, adverb

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1. wearing, boring, tiring, monotonous, dull.
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Related Words for tediousness

monotony, sameness, dullness, dryness, boredom

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British Dictionary definitions for tediousness

tedious

adjective
  1. causing fatigue or tedium; monotonous
  2. obsolete progressing very slowly
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Derived Formstediously, adverbtediousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for tediousness

tedious

adj.

early 15c., from Old French tedieus, from Late Latin taediosus "wearisome, irksome, tedious," from Latin taedium (see tedium).

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