Definition of tedious in English:

tedious

Line breaks: te¦di|ous
Pronunciation: /ˈtiːdɪəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

tediously

adverb
More example sentences
  • The defense is very tediously going through their evidence.
  • Their servers are still being tediously slow and subject to long intervals of non-availability.
  • It's a tediously slow job checking all the sites and sorting out the queue.

tediousness

noun
More example sentences
  • This will help them acquire useful skills without the monotony and tediousness of a regular school session.
  • Rather than dwelling on the tediousness of, say, running in the pool with a flotation belt for non-impact workouts, she visualized these sessions as steps toward the bigger picture - stabilizing her knee and getting back on skis.
  • But that doesn't excuse the film entirely, given the poor quality of most of the action sequences, the unsuitability of its leading man and the overall tediousness of proceedings.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French tedieus or late Latin taediosus, from Latin taedium (see tedium).

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