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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.

  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.

Wikipedia

  1. tedious

    In conventional usage, boredom, ennui, or tedium is an emotional and occasionally psychological state experienced when an individual is left without anything in particular to do, is listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement, is not interested in their surroundings, or feels that a day or period is dull or tedious. It is also understood by scholars as a modern phenomenon which has a cultural dimension. "There is no universally accepted definition of boredom. But whatever it is, researchers argue, it is not simply another name for depression or apathy. It seems to be a specific mental state that people find unpleasant—a lack of stimulation that leaves them craving relief, with a host of behavioral, medical and social consequences." According to BBC News, boredom "...can be a dangerous and disruptive state of mind that damages your health"; yet research "...suggest[s] that without boredom we couldn't achieve our creative feats."In Experience Without Qualities: Boredom and Modernity, Elizabeth Goodstein traces the modern discourse on boredom through literary, philosophical, and sociological texts to find that as "a discursively articulated phenomenon...boredom is at once objective and subjective, emotion and intellectualization—not just a response to the modern world, but also a historically constituted strategy for coping with its discontents." In both conceptions, boredom has to do fundamentally with an experience of time—such as experiencing the slowness of time—and problems of meaning.

ChatGPT

  1. tedious

    Tedious refers to something that is boring, monotonous, and tiresome, often due to being prolonged, repetitive or lacking in variety and interest. It is a task or activity that one perceives as long and slow.

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.]

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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. Xavier VanHove:

    They've been far too complacent. What is clear is they'll have to do whatever they do at the last possible minute, but, here's the silver lining. This is actually forcing them to look at systems harder than they otherwise might. So this difficult, long and tedious exercise will eventually make RBS a much better and more efficient bank.

  2. Modern COO:

    But it got really tedious really fast, i was blocking out a whole day each week just to process payments.

  3. Ken Meeks:

    It’s hard enough to get up in the morning and go through this tedious process of getting dressed and getting a cup of coffee. Then to do therapy is difficult. More mentally than physically. You do repetitive things — gross motor movement, something for the fingers, then something for the wrist. Repetitiveness is the key to all of this.

  4. Ray Pruitt:

    It's extremely challenging, it's a slow tedious process because this guy has already proven to us that he is extremely dangerous.

  5. Fox News:

    Here’s hoping the person who fills Meghan’s chair is willing and able to push back hard and effectively on the predictable narrative and drumbeat of that program - which is somehow more hard left than CNN, we need more speech in this country, not less, and echo chambers are proudly tedious.

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