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TEDIOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tedious mean? 

TEDIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective TEDIOUS has 2 senses:

1. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
2. using or containing too many words

  Familiarity information: TEDIOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TEDIOUS (adjective)


Sense 1tedious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

Synonyms:

tiresome; tedious; irksome; ho-hum; wearisome; deadening; boring; dull; slow

Context examples:

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 / tedious days on the train / the tiresome chirping of a cricket / other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome

Similar:

uninteresting (arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement)


Sense 2tedious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Using or containing too many words

Synonyms:

long-winded; verbose; wordy; tedious; windy

Context examples:

long-winded (or windy) speakers / verbose and ineffective instructional methods / newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials / proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes

Similar:

prolix (tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length)


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