Tedious Te"di*ous, a. [L. taediosus, fr. taedium. See {Tedium}.] Involving tedium; tiresome from continuance, prolixity, slowness, or the like; wearisome. -- {Te"di*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Te"di*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

I see a man's life is a tedious one. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

I would not be tedious to the court. --Bunyan. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Wearisome; fatiguing. See {Irksome}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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