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1. tedious

adjective. ['ˈtiːdiːəs'] so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness.

Synonyms

  • irksome
  • uninteresting
  • boring
  • deadening
  • tiresome
  • ho-hum
  • dull
  • wearisome

Antonyms

  • increase
  • accelerate
  • smart
  • strengthen

Etymology

  • tedieus (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • taediosus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Tedious

  • acrimonious
  • agregious
  • amphibious
  • aqueous
  • bilious
  • brosious
  • commodious
  • contemporaneous
  • copious
  • courteous
  • curious
  • deleterious
  • delirious
  • devious
  • dubious
  • envious
  • erroneous
  • erroneous
  • extraneous
  • fastidious

How do you pronounce tedious?

Pronounce tedious as ˈtidiəs.

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Sentences with tedious


1. Adjective
You'll have the name for years and always having to explain it quickly becomes tedious.

Quotes about tedious


1. It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
- Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

2. For there is no friend like a sisterIn calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, To fetch one if one goes astray,To lift one if one totters down, To strengthen whilst one stands
- Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market and Other Poems

3. I understood what he was doing, that he had spent four years fulfilling the absurd and tedious duty of graduating from college and now he was emancipated from that world of abstraction, false security, parents, and material excess.
- Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

2. tedious

adjective. ['ˈtiːdiːəs'] using or containing too many words.

Synonyms

  • long-winded
  • windy
  • wordy
  • prolix

Antonyms

  • sudden
  • fast
  • hurried
  • rush

Etymology

  • tedieus (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • taediosus (Latin)
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