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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness;
- Example: "a boring evening with uninteresting people"
- Example: "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"
- Example: "a dull play"
- Example: "his competent but dull performance"
- Example: "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"
- Example: "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke
- Example: "tedious days on the train"
- Example: "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain
- Example: "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"
[syn: boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome]

2. using or containing too many words;
- Example: "long-winded (or windy) speakers"
- Example: "verbose and ineffective instructional methods"
- Example: "newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials"
- Example: "proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes"
[syn: long-winded, tedious, verbose, windy, wordy]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tedious \Te"di*ous\, a. [L. taediosus, fr. taedium. See Tedium.] Involving tedium; tiresome from continuance, prolixity, slowness, or the like; wearisome. -- Te"di*ous*ly, adv. -- Te"di*ous*ness, n. [1913 Webster] I see a man's life is a tedious one. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I would not be tedious to the court. --Bunyan. [1913 Webster] Syn: Wearisome; fatiguing. See Irksome. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tedious adj 1: so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome" [syn: boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome] 2: using or containing too many words; "long-winded (or windy) speakers"; "verbose and ineffective instructional methods"; "newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials"; "proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes" [syn: long- winded, tedious, verbose, windy, wordy]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

135 Moby Thesaurus words for "tedious": alliterating, alliterative, arid, assonant, automatic, banal, barren, belabored, betwixt and between, blah, blank, bloodless, boresome, boring, broken-record, bromidic, changeless, chanting, characterless, chiming, cliche-ridden, cold, colorless, dead, dingdong, dismal, drab, dragging, draggy, drearisome, dreary, drudging, dry, dryasdust, dull, dusty, effete, elephantine, empty, endless, etiolated, everlasting, exhausting, fade, fair, fair to middling, fairish, fatiguing, flat, gray, harping, heavy, ho-hum, hollow, humdrum, inane, indifferent, inexcitable, insipid, invariable, jejune, jingle-jangle, jog-trot, labored, laborious, lackluster, leaden, lifeless, long-drawn-out, long-winded, low-spirited, mechanical, mediocre, medium, middling, moderate, modest, monotone, monotonous, mortal, namby-pamby, of a kind, of a sort, of sorts, pale, pallid, passable, pedestrian, plodding, pointless, poky, ponderous, prolix, prolonged, prosaic, prosy, repetitious, repetitive, respectable, rhymed, rhyming, routine, same, samely, singsong, slow, so-so, solemn, soporific, spiritless, sterile, stiff, stodgy, stuffy, superficial, tasteless, tiresome, tiring, tolerable, treadmill, unchanging, unending, uneventful, unexciting, uninteresting, unlively, unrelieved, unvarying, vapid, weariful, wearing, wearisome, wearying, wishy-washy, wooden