- 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.
tedious definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English ; from Late Latin taediosus
tedious definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Tiresome by reason of length, slowness, or dullness; boring. See Synonyms at boring.
- Obsolete Moving or progressing very slowly.
Origin: Middle English, from Late Latin taediōsus, from Latin taedium, tedium.
- teˈdi·ous·ly adverb
- teˈdi·ous·ness noun