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Meaning of TEDIOUS

Pronunciation:  'teedeeus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  using or containing too many words; "long-winded (or windy) speakers"; "verbose and ineffective instructional methods"; "newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials"; "proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes"
  2. [adj]  so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"

TEDIOUS is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, long-winded, prolix, slow, tiresome, uninteresting, verbose, wearisome, windy, wordy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Te"di*ous\, a. [L. taediosus, fr. taedium. See
Involving tedium; tiresome from continuance, prolixity,
slowness, or the like; wearisome. -- {Te"di*ous*ly}, adv. --
{Te"di*ous*ness}, n.

      I see a man's life is a tedious one.     --Shak.

      I would not be tedious to the court.     --Bunyan.

Syn: Wearisome; fatiguing. See {Irksome}.