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Definitions for tedium
ˈti di əmte·di·um

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boredom, ennui, tediumnoun

    the feeling of being bored by something tedious

  2. tediousness, tedium, tiresomenessnoun

    dullness owing to length or slowness

Wiktionary

  1. tediumnoun

    boredom or tediousness; ennui

  2. Etymology: taedium, from taedere.

Wikipedia

  1. Tedium

    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.

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  1. tedium

    Tedium is a state of boredom or monotony, typically a result of being repetitive, uninteresting, or long-drawn-out. It refers to a feeling of dullness, weariness, or lack of interest.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tediumnoun

    irksomeness; wearisomeness; tediousness

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tedium

    tē′di-um, n. wearisomeness: irksomeness. [L. tædiumtædet, it wearies.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tedium in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tedium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of tedium in a Sentence

  1. Arnold Bennett:

    Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.

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