tedium

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noun te·di·um \ˈtē-dē-əm\

Definition of tedium

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being tedious :  tediousness; also :  boredom

  2. 2 :  a tedious period of time

Examples of tedium in a sentence

  1. The movie was three hours of tedium.

  2. I took a day off to relieve the tedium of work.

Origin and Etymology of tedium

Latin taedium disgust, irksomeness, from taedēre to disgust, weary


First Known Use: 1662


TEDIUM Defined for English Language Learners

tedium

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noun te·di·um \ˈtē-dē-əm\

Definition of tedium for English Language Learners

  • : the quality or state of being tedious or boring



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