tedious[tē′dē əs; occas. tē′jəs]
- The definition of tedious is something that is boring and repetitive.
An example of tedious is the work that someone does on an assembly line.
Origin of tediousMiddle English ; from Late Latin taediosus
- Tiresome by reason of length, slowness, or dullness; boring. See Synonyms at boring.
- Obsolete Moving or progressing very slowly.
Origin of tediousMiddle English, from Late Latin taediōsus, from Latin taedium, tedium.
(comparative more tedious, superlative most tedious)
Old French tedieus, from Late Latin taediÅsus, from Latin taedium (“weariness, tedium").