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