Definitions for tediousˈti di əs, ˈti dʒəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

te•di•ousˈti di əs, ˈti dʒəs(adj.)

  1. marked by tedium; long and tiresome.

  2. tiresomely wordy, as a speaker or writer.

Origin of tedious:

1375–1425; late ME < LL taediōsus

te′di•ous•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome(adj)

    so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

    "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"

  2. long-winded, tedious, verbose, windy, wordy(adj)

    using or containing too many words

    "long-winded (or windy) speakers"; "verbose and ineffective instructional methods"; "newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials"; "proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tedious(adjective)ˈti di əs, ˈti dʒəs

    very boring

    the tedious task of cleaning out his desk

Wiktionary

  1. tedious(Adjective)

    Boring, monotonous, time consuming, wearisome.

  2. Origin: tedieus, from taediosus, from taedium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tedious(adj)

    involving tedium; tiresome from continuance, prolixity, slowness, or the like; wearisome


Translations for tedious

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

tedious(adjective)

boring and continuing for a long time

a tedious speech/speaker.

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