from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Tiresome by reason of length, slowness, or dullness; boring. See Synonyms at boring.
- adj. Obsolete Moving or progressing very slowly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Boring, monotonous, time consuming, wearisome.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Involving tedium; tiresome from continuance, prolixity, slowness, or the like; wearisome.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wearisome; irksome; tiresome.
- Annoying; disagreeable; offensive; uncongenial.
- Slow; slow-going: as, a tedious course.
- Synonyms Tiresome, Irksome, etc. See wearisome.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
- adj. using or containing too many words
CARROLL: Truckers say a ban would slow deliveries and make what they call a tedious job worse.
In school this is where teachers dragged out a boring five-paragraph essay by adding in tedious research, and mind-numbing outlines, before letting you just hammer out the rough draft like you wanted to do in the first place.
Also becoming tedious is the sight of the brothers pinned against walls and demons coming out of peoples mouths.
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We continued our discussion by switching to the long-term tedious nuclear dossier of Iran.
In fact he went blind writing adolescent plots to rule the world in tedious and long winded detail under the bedclothes.
All of this sturm und drang is just plain tedious, with the same sides making the same invalid arguments and accusations.
He wants us to see the world differently and to act to change it, but to drop the also uniquely American idea that political change can be fast and easy: one demonstration or election means little, he warns us; we need long-term tedious activism.
A very busy weekend, indeed, which I will record here later in tedious and unnecessary detail.
The word tedious was invented to describe this task.
In my lab, molecular analysis was begun rather late, as we felt it important to investigate the properties of the individual genes as carefully as possible before embarking in tedious molecular cloning, that was not easy at the time.