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tedious definition

Overview

Define the meaning of the English word tedious below. Tedious is an adjective. Also define these 4 related words and terms: boring, monotonous, time-consuming, and wearisome.

English

Francesco Brunery's painting A Tedious Conference (c. 1900), depicting clerics suffering from tedium during a meeting

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Etymology

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

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Adjective

tedious (comparative more tedious, superlative most tedious)

  1. Boring, monotonous, time-consuming, wearisome.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:wearisome

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