[ UK /tˈiːdi‍əm/ ]
[ US /ˈtidiəm/ ]
  1. the feeling of being bored by something tedious
  2. dullness owing to length or slowness
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How To Use tedium In A Sentence

  • It's how they deal with the mind-numbing tedium of riding long distances, the games the mind starts to play as your reach the end of your physical and mental tether.
  • It's not just the tedium of the job - literally a daily grind, as they mash packets of powder into useable paint - it's the po-faced seriousness with which everyone around them gets on with things.
  • But for some it would be sheer tedium. Christianity Today
  • I'm looking to be entertained: boredom, tedium is the worst literary or filmic sin, and cannot be excused by a pretence to some spurious intellectual superiority.
  • The utter tedium of the actual games didn't stop everyone from feigning excitement over them.
  • It is a brave and safe new world in which technology has liberated humankind from tedium.
  • The second half was as poor as any in recent years; a desultory affair noteworthy only for its tedium. Times, Sunday Times
  • The proposed new lineup also drops Comedy Central, which often helps channel surfers flee the tedium of network programming.
  • Who would have imagined that tedium could have such devastating effects on the environment?
  • One can only imagine the sheer tedium of their school days and the constant humiliation they will have to endure in class.
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