Tedium meaning

tēdē-əm
The quality or condition of being tedious; tediousness or boredom.
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The condition or quality of being tiresome, wearisome, boring, or monotonous; tediousness.
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Tedium is a state of boredom or monotony.

Sitting in a really dull traffic school class where you already know all the material and aren't interested in learning or reviewing it is an example of tedium.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tedium
Plural:
tediums

Origin of tedium

  • Latin taedium from taedēre to weary

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin taedium, from taedÄ“re (“to weary").

    From Wiktionary