Hypertext Webster Gateway: "tedious"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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

I see a man's life is a tedious one. --Shak.

I would not be tedious to the court. --Bunyan.

Syn: Wearisome; fatiguing. See {Irksome}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "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"-
Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the
tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other
people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome" [syn: {boring},
{deadening}, {dull}, {ho-hum}, {irksome}, {slow}, {tiresome},
2: using or containing too many words; "long-winded (or windy)
speakers"; "verbose and ineffective instructional
methods"; "newspapers of the day printed long wordy
editorials"; "proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes"
[syn: {long-winded}, {verbose}, {windy}, {wordy}]

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