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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, wearisomeadjective

    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, wordyadjective

    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. tediousadjective

    Boring, monotonous, time consuming, wearisome.

    Etymology: tedieus, from taediosus, from taedium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tediousadjective

    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

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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. Damir Sabol:

    I found it a bit tedious, all those additions and multiplications, so I reckoned,' We already have intelligent software, why not make it deal with maths ?'.

  2. Pierre Elliott Trudeau:

    I bear solemn witness to the fact that NATO heads of state and of government meet only to go through the tedious motions of reading speeches, drafted by others, with the principal objective of not rocking the boat.

  3. Oscar Wilde:

    Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.

  4. Oscar Wilde:

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

  5. Oscar Wilde:

    They are horribly tedious when they are good husbands, and abominably conceited when they are not.

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