V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: boring and tiresome, usually because of monotony and repetitiveness

Synonyms: dull, monotonous, repetitive, wearisome, tiresome, laborious, uninteresting

Antonyms: interesting, enjoyable

Tips: Tedious is derived from the Late Latin taediosus, which means "wearisome." Tedious is generally used to describe tasks that are repetitive and monotonous. The related noun tedium is the act of being bored due to having to endure something tedious (long or repetitive).

Usage Examples:

Mary loved to play golf, but her husband thought it was a tedious game. (dull, repetitive, laborious)

He hates the tedious job of paying bills, but he also knows it has to get done. (tiresome, monotonous, uninteresting)

Assembling all of the bike's intricate parts was a tedious and time-consuming task. (wearisome, dull, monotonous)

At times, my job seems quite tedious, but every now and then, there's a spark of excitement to break up the tedium. (dull, monotonous, tiresome)

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