Origin of tediousMiddle English from Late Latin taediosus
An example of tedious is the work that someone does on an assembly line.
- 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").
- It gets tedious, but I get a kick out of doing it that way.
- The production of this is always a tedious task.
- This method is very tedious in detail.
- Exact analysis is difficult and tedious, and consequently the laboratory methods are not employed in technology, where time is an important factor and moderate accuracy is all that is necessary.
- This process is a tedious one, and necessarily only gives the average form of thousands of different alternations.