Origin of tedium
Examples from the Web for tedium
The work is ceaseless and routine to the point of tedium—and almost half of primary-care physicians are burnt out.
What is it about bleakness and tedium that are so attractive, other than the fact that most people instinctively recoil from it?
A third night in hospital for Kate tonight, but the tedium was relieved by a visit from brother James and sister Pippa.
He advised diners to flee “right back out the door … you will be spared an infinitely larger measure of tedium.”Guy Fieri Battles Scathing New York Times Review by Pete Wells|Katie Baker|November 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Since I loathe the tedium of gym workouts, I take breaks for tennis with my eclectic group of tennis pals.
Are you a self-satisfied rich man who wants to enjoy our wretchedness, to get rid of his tedium, and to torment us still more?What To Do?|Count Lyof N. Tolstoi
Even now he hated to leave Earth and what it meant for the unknown dangers and tedium of a planet circling an alien sun.Tangle Hold|F. L. Wallace
Cassy foresaw, too, that the tedium would not be attenuated by Paliser's conversation.The Paliser case|Edgar Saltus
My dear, Mr. Sanborn has most kindly dropped in to relieve the tedium of our evening with his company—his distinguished company.The Killer|Stewart Edward White
A few of these words have been borrowed bodily from Latin, as 'odium', 'tedium', 'opprobrium'.Society for Pure English Tract 4|John Sargeaunt
Word Origin for tedium
1660s, from Latin taedium "weariness, disgust," related to taedet "it is wearisome," and to taedere "to weary." Possible cognates are Old Church Slavonic tezo, Lithuanian tingiu "to be dull, be listless."