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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Late Latin
Origin: taediosus, from Latin taedium, from taedere 'to disgust, make tired'


something that is tedious continues for a long time and is not interesting [= boring]:
The work was tiring and tedious.
tediously adverb:
a tediously long film
WORD FOCUS: boring WORD FOCUS: boring
similar words: not very interesting, dull, dreary, drab

very boring: tedious, mind-numbing, soul-destroying

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