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tedious

[tee-dee-uh s, tee-juh s] /ˈti di əs, ˈti dʒəs/
adjective
1.
marked by tedium; long and tiresome:
tedious tasks; a tedious journey.
2.
wordy so as to cause weariness or boredom, as a speaker or writer; prolix.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin tēdiōsus, Late Latin taediōsus. See tedium, -ous
Related forms
tediously, adverb
tediousness, noun
overtedious, adjective
overtediously, adverb
overtediousness, noun
untedious, adjective
untediously, adverb
Synonyms
1. wearing, boring, tiring, monotonous, dull.
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  • The melodramatics in this picture are tediously uninspired.
  • Then methodically, tediously and in endless conversation the plot unravels.
  • Hundreds of surveillance camera videos had to be tediously viewed to find them.
  • After transformation, the features were properly attributed and tediously checked.
  • Previously, each waveform had to be located on the scope and then tediously compared a known good signal individually.
  • Manual tuning tediously requires both types of changes.
  • We also are tediously going through each file to do a new national checklist requirement.
  • However, the lamp still had to be operated at night and had to be tediously aligned with each instrument.
British Dictionary definitions for tediously

tedious

/ˈtiːdɪəs/
adjective
1.
causing fatigue or tedium; monotonous
2.
(obsolete) progressing very slowly
Derived Forms
tediously, adverb
tediousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for tediously

tedious

adj.

early 15c., from Old French tedieus, from Late Latin taediosus "wearisome, irksome, tedious," from Latin taedium (see tedium).

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