tedium

[tee-dee-uhm]
noun
the quality or state of being wearisome; irksomeness; tediousness.

Origin:
1655–65; < Latin taedium


monotony, sameness, dullness.
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tedium (ˈtiːdɪəm)
 
n
the state of being bored or the quality of being boring; monotony
 
[C17: from Latin taedium, from taedēre to weary]

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tedium
1662, from L. tædium "weariness, disgust," related to tædet "it is wearisome," and to tædere "to weary." Possible cognates are O.C.S. tezo, Lith. tingiu "to be dull, be listless."
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Example sentences
Scientists are arguing that tedium is good for your brain.
They will experience the short school day and housework tedium.
When a paper does get published, the easiest way to debate it is to submit
  another paper, with all the tedium that entails.
The stink of exhaust, the mind-numbing tedium of traffic, parking lots
  blighting central city real estate.
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