tedious

  • 1 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

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

    Law dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 tedious — /ˈtidiəs / (say teedeeuhs) adjective 1. marked by tedium; long and tiresome: tedious tasks; a tedious journey. 2. prolix so as to cause weariness, as a speaker. {Middle English, from Late Latin taediōsus} –tediously, adverb –tediousness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 tedious — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin taediosus, from Latin taedium Date: 15th century tiresome because of length or dullness ; boring < a tedious public ceremony > • tediously adverb • tediousness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 tedious — te|di|ous [ tidiəs ] adjective boring and continuing for too long: a tedious job ╾ te|di|ous|ly adverb ╾ te|di|ous|ness noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 tedious — adjective boring, tiring, and continuing for a long time: a tedious lecture tediously adverb tediousness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 tedious — adjective work on the assembly line was tedious Syn: boring, dull, monotonous, repetitive, unrelieved, unvaried, uneventful; characterless, colorless, lifeless, insipid, uninteresting, unexciting, uninspiring, flat, bland, dry, stale …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 tedious — UK [ˈtiːdɪəs] / US [ˈtɪdɪəs] adjective boring and continuing for too long a tedious job Derived words: tediously adverb tediousness noun uncountable …

    English dictionary

  • 18 tedious — adjective /ˈtiː.dɪəs,ˈti.di.əs,ˈti.dʒəs/ Boring, monotonous, time consuming, wearisome. See Also: tedium, TED …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 tedious — Synonyms and related words: alliterating, alliterative, arid, assonant, automatic, banal, barren, belabored, betwixt and between, blah, blank, bloodless, boresome, boring, broken record, bromidic, changeless, chanting, characterless, chiming,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 tedious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. wearisome, wearing, dry, dry as dust, boring, tiresome, irksome, dull, monotonous, prosy, uninteresting. See weariness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. slow, wearisome, tiresome; see dull 4 . III (Roget …

    English dictionary for students


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