What does tedious mean?

Definitions for tedious
ˈti di əs, ˈti dʒəste·dious

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. tedious(Adjective)

    Boring, monotonous, time consuming, wearisome.

    Etymology: tedieus, from taediosus, from taedium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tedious(adj)

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tedious

    tē′di-us, adj. wearisome: tiresome from length or slowness: irksome: slow.—n. Tedios′ity, tediousness.—adv. Tē′diously.—n. Tē′diousness. [L. tædiosus.]

Anagrams for tedious »

  1. side out

  2. outside, Outside

  3. Outside

How to pronounce tedious?

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    Alex
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    Karen
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How to say tedious in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tedious in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tedious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of tedious in a Sentence

  1. George Dennison Prentice:

    What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease.

  2. Oscar Wilde:

    Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.

  3. William Shakespeare, "King John", Act 3 scene 4:

    Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.

  4. Oscar Wilde:

    It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.

  5. Charles Baudelaire:

    I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial.

Images & Illustrations of tedious

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