[ UK /tˈiːdɪəs/ ]
[ US /ˈtidiəs/ ]
[ US /ˈtidiəs/ ]
using or containing too many words
proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes
long-winded (or windy) speakers
verbose and ineffective instructional methods
newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials
so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
a dull play
tedious days on the train
the tiresome chirping of a cricket
his competent but dull performance
other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome
a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention
the deadening effect of some routine tasks
what an irksome task the writing of long letters is
a boring evening with uninteresting people
How To Use tedious In A Sentence
- My generation was raised on a diet of stultifyingly tedious, but worthy accounts of embryology, typically very badly printed on what appeared to be rice paper.
- Kind and tempting was the invitation to prolong my stay at the See House; enticing was the prospect offered me of a visit to a seigneurie on the Ottawa; and it was with very great reluctance that, after a sojourn of only one day, I left this abode of refinement and hospitality, and the valued friends who had received me with so much kindness, for a tedious journey to New The Englishwoman in America
- First, we may try to assume, or tediously enucleate a consensus of religious truth as a basis of will training, e.g., Youth: Its Education, Regimen, and Hygiene
- Tedious and predictable, it employs obvious situations and clichés instead of genuine suspense-building elements.
- The waiting was tedious, and having been long denied, the amative element could not brook further delay. THE SCORN OF WOMEN
- It reminds us of having to do things like install software, the most tedious of computer chores.
- O most gentle pulpiter! what tedious homily of love have you wearied your parishioners withal, and never cried 'Have patience, good people!' As You Like It
- Both can turn that most tedious of old rugby clichés on its head; that forwards win matches and backs decide by how much. Times, Sunday Times
- We've been doing this tedious plod for almost five hours, and I think about hypothermia.
- After a long, tedious sail, during which I was subjected to every discomfort, and exposure to the weather, as well as jeers and insults that effervesced from a corrupt heart, where they had been concealed for so many years, we reached a spot near enough to the land to discover a cluster of orange trees and a cabin. Bond and Free: A Tale of the South