Definition of tedium in English:


Line breaks: te¦dium
Pronunciation: /ˈtiːdɪəm


[mass noun]
The state or quality of being tedious: the tedium of car journeys
More example sentences
  • It's feral to the point of tedium - almost as tedious as the plod of the rhythm section.
  • Jeffrey's memoir is, in the main, a work of numbing tedium, self-indulgent and lacking any sense of irony.
  • Here we give thanks to those inventions and products that have made our lives free from misery, barbarism and tedium.
monotony, monotonousness, tediousness, dullness, boredom, ennui, uneventfulness, lack of variety, lack of variation, lack of interest, lack of excitement, sameness, unchangingness, uniformity, routineness, humdrumness, dreariness, mundaneness, wearisomeness, tiresomeness, dryness, aridity, lifelessness, colourlessness, featurelessness, slowness, banality, vapidity, insipidity, blandness, prosaicness, jejuneness; long-windedness, prolixity, laboriousness, ponderousness, endlessness, interminableness
informal deadliness
British informal sameyness


mid 17th century: from Latin taedium, from taedere 'be weary of'.

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