tedious
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin taediosus, from Latin taedium Date: 15th century tiresome because of length or dullness ; boring <
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tediously adverbtediousness noun

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  • Tedious — Te di*ous, a. [L. taediosus, fr. taedium. See {Tedium}.] Involving tedium; tiresome from continuance, prolixity, slowness, or the like; wearisome. {Te di*ous*ly}, adv. {Te di*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] I see a man s life is a tedious one. Shak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tedious — (adj.) early 15c., from O.Fr. tedieus, from L.L. taediosus wearisome, irksome, tedious, from L. taedium (see TEDIUM (Cf. tedium)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tedious — index jejune (dull), lifeless (dull), mundane, onerous, pedestrian, ponderous, prolix …   Law dictionary

  • tedious — *irksome, tiresome, wearisome, boring Analogous words: burdensome, *onerous, oppressive: fatiguing, exhausting, fagging, jading (see TIRE vb): *slow, dilatory, deliberate Antonyms: exciting …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • tedious — [adj] dull, monotonous annoying, arid, banal, boring, bromidic, drab, dragging, draggy*, dreary, drudging, dry, dull as dishwater*, dusty*, endless, enervating, exhausting, fatiguing, ho hum*, humdrum, insipid, irksome, laborious, lifeless,… …   New thesaurus

  • tedious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ too long, slow, or dull. DERIVATIVES tediously adverb tediousness noun. ORIGIN from Latin taedium tedium , from taedere be weary of …   English terms dictionary

  • tedious — [tē′dē əs; ] occas. [ tē′jəs] adj. [ME < LL taediosus] full of tedium; long or verbose and wearisome; tiresome; boring tediously adv. tediousness n …   English World dictionary

  • tedious — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem, sound ▪ become, get ▪ Her visits were starting to get a little tedious. ▪ make sth …   Collocations dictionary

  • tedious — [[t]ti͟ːdiəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something such as a job, task, or situation as tedious, you mean it is boring and rather frustrating. Such lists are long and tedious to read. ...the tedious business of line by line programming. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • tedious — tediously, adv. tediousness, n. /tee dee euhs, tee jeuhs/, adj. 1. marked by tedium; long and tiresome: tedious tasks; a tedious journey. 2. wordy so as to cause weariness or boredom, as a speaker or writer; prolix. [1375 1425; late ME < ML… …   Universalium

  • tedious — te|di|ous [ˈti:diəs] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Late Latin; Origin: taediosus, from Latin taedium, from taedere to disgust, make tired ] something that is tedious continues for a long time and is not interesting = ↑boring ▪ The work was tiring and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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