noun \ˈtē-dē-əm\

: the quality or state of being tedious or boring

Full Definition of TEDIUM

:  the quality or state of being tedious :  tediousness; also :  boredom
:  a tedious period of time

Examples of TEDIUM

  1. The movie was three hours of tedium.
  2. I took a day off to relieve the tedium of work.

Origin of TEDIUM

Latin taedium disgust, irksomeness, from taedēre to disgust, weary
First Known Use: 1662

Rhymes with TEDIUM


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