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tedium

[ tee-dee-uhm ]
/ ˈti di əm /
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noun

the quality or state of being wearisome; irksomeness; tediousness.

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Origin of tedium

First recorded in 1655–65, tedium is from the Latin word taedium
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tedium
/ (ˈtiːdɪəm) /

noun

the state of being bored or the quality of being boring; monotony

Word Origin for tedium

C17: from Latin taedium, from taedēre to weary
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