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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.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tediousadjective

    Etymology: tedieux, Fr. tœdium, Latin.

    That I be not further tedious unto thee, hear us of thy clemency a few words. Acts xxiv. 4.

    The one intense, the other still remiss,
    Cannot well suit with either, but soon prove
    Tedious alike. John Milton.

    Pity only on fresh objects stays,
    But with the tedious sight of woes decays. Dryden.

    They unto whom we shall seem tedious are in nowise injured by us, because it is in their own hands to spare that labour which they are not willing to endure. Richard Hooker, b. i.

    Chief mastery to dissect
    With long and tedious havock fabled knights. John Milton.

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

  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. Wilson Mizner:

    The days just prior to marriage are like a snappy introduction to a tedious book.

  2. Virgil:

    Let us go singing as far as we go; the road will be less tedious.

  3. Mitchell Smith:

    These are skilled, tedious jobs that United Auto Workers members take pride in every day, strikes are never easy on United Auto Workers or United Auto Workers families but John Deere workers believe John Deere workers deserve a better share of the pie, a safer workplace and adequate benefits.

  4. Laura Hadden:

    We’ve always said that if it gets tedious then we can just stop, but it hasn’t gotten boring yet.

  5. Virgil, Eclogues:

    Let us go singing as far as we go: the road will be less tedious.

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