tedium


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te·di·um

 (tē′dē-əm)
n.
The quality or condition of being tedious; tediousness or boredom.

[Latin taedium, from taedēre, to weary.]

tedium

(ˈtiːdɪəm)
n
the state of being bored or the quality of being boring; monotony
[C17: from Latin taedium, from taedēre to weary]

te•di•um

(ˈti di əm)

n.
the quality or state of being wearisome; tediousness.
[1655–65; < Latin taedium]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tedium - the feeling of being bored by something tedioustedium - the feeling of being bored by something tedious
dissatisfaction - the feeling of being displeased and discontent; "he was never slow to express his dissatisfaction with the service he received"
blahs - a general feeling of boredom and dissatisfaction
fatigue - (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something; "he was suffering from museum fatigue"; "after watching TV with her husband she had a bad case of football fatigue"; "the American public is experiencing scandal fatigue"; "political fatigue"
2.tedium - dullness owing to length or slowness
dullness - the quality of lacking interestingness; "the stories were of a dullness to bring a buffalo to its knees"
drag - something tedious and boring; "peeling potatoes is a drag"

tedium

Translations
ضَجَر، مَلَل
nudaúnavnost
kedsommelighedmonotoni
leiîindi
sıkıcılık

tedium

[ˈtiːdiəm] nennui m

tedium

nLang(e)weile f

tedious

(ˈtiːdiəs) adjective
boring and continuing for a long time. a tedious speech/speaker.
ˈtediously adverb
ˈtediousness noun
ˈtedium noun
boredom; tediousness. the tedium of a long journey.
References in classic literature ?
As the omnibus contained only one other passenger, a sleepy old lady, Amy pocketed her veil and beguiled the tedium of the way by trying to find out where all her money had gone to.
Hepzibah troubled her auditor, moreover, by innumerable sins of emphasis, which he seemed to detect, without any reference to the meaning; nor, in fact, did he appear to take much note of the sense of what she read, but evidently felt the tedium of the lecture, without harvesting its profit.
There was something glad in your glance, and genial in your manner, when you conversed: I saw you had a social heart; it was the silent schoolroom--it was the tedium of your life--that made you mournful.
It was to this part of the cap that the bells were attached; which circumstance, as well as the shape of his head-dress, and his own half-crazed, half-cunning expression of countenance, sufficiently pointed him out as belonging to the race of domestic clowns or jesters, maintained in the houses of the wealthy, to help away the tedium of those lingering hours which they were obliged to spend within doors.
I dwell, even at the risk of tedium, on John's minutest errors, his case being so perplexing to the moralist; but we have done with them now, the roll is closed, the reader has the worst of our poor hero, and I leave him to judge for himself whether he or John has been the less deserving.
You will find no tedium of repetition in all their poetry, no thin vein of thought beaten out over endless pages.
Lady Eleanore Rochcliffe, who refused to wet her beautiful lips even with a bubble of Champagne, had sunk back into a large damask chair, apparently overwearied either with the excitement of the scene or its tedium, and while, for an instant, she was unconscious of voices, laughter and music, a young man stole forward, and knelt down at her feet.
It was no wonder, therefore, that he eagerly seized on the present opportunity to relieve the tedium of a ride between Albany and Schenectady.
How is the son of a British yeoman, who has been fed principally on salt pork and yeast dumplings, to know that there is satiety for the human stomach even in a paradise of glass jars full of sugared almonds and pink lozenges, and that the tedium of life can reach a pitch where plum-buns at discretion cease to offer the slightest excitement?
To dispel the tedium of the hours which her husband found it necessary to devote to the processes of combination and analysis, Georgiana turned over the volumes of his scientific library.
The attendant observed that his lordship was very busy, as the fight was coming on soon, but Father Brown had a good-tempered tedium of reiteration for which the official mind is generally not prepared.
Heaven knows what pains the author has been at, what bitter experiences he has endured and what heartache suffered, to give some chance reader a few hours' relaxation or to while away the tedium of a journey.