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Meaning of tedious by Wiktionary Dictionary

tedious


    Francesco Brunery's painting A Tedious Conference ( 19th–20th century ), depicting clerics suffering from tedium during a meeting

    Alternative forms

    • tædious ( archaic )

    Etymology

    Old French tedieus, from Late Latin taediōsus, from Latin taedium ( “weariness, tedium” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈtiː.dɪəs/, X-SAMPA: /"ti:di@s/
    • ( US ) IPA: /ˈti.di.əs/, /ˈti.dʒəs/
    • Rhymes: -iːdiəs

    Adjective

    tedious ( comparative more tedious, superlative most tedious )

    1. Boring, monotonous, time consuming, wearisome.

    Synonyms

    • See also Wikisaurus:wearisome

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    Anagrams

    • outside, Outside
    • side out


Explanation of tedious by Wordnet Dictionary

tedious


    Adjective
    1. using or containing too many words

    2. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

    3. tedious days on the train


    Definition of tedious by GCIDE Dictionary

    tedious


    1. Tedious a. [L. taediosus, fr. taedium. See Tedium.] Involving tedium; tiresome from continuance, prolixity, slowness, or the like; wearisome. -- Tediously, adv. -- Tediousness, n.

      I see a man's life is a tedious one. Shak.

      I would not be tedious to the court. Bunyan.

      Syn. -- Wearisome; fatiguing. See Irksome.