from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Tiresome by reason of length, slowness, or dullness; boring. See Synonyms at boring.
- adj. Obsolete Moving or progressing very slowly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Boring, monotonous, time consuming, wearisome.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Involving tedium; tiresome from continuance, prolixity, slowness, or the like; wearisome.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wearisome; irksome; tiresome.
- Annoying; disagreeable; offensive; uncongenial.
- Slow; slow-going: as, a tedious course.
- Synonyms Tiresome, Irksome, etc. See wearisome.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
- adj. using or containing too many words
Middle English, from Late Latin taediōsus, from Latin taedium, tedium.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French tedieus, from Late Latin taediōsus, from Latin taedium ("weariness, tedium"). (Wiktionary)