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tedium

[tee-dee-uh m] /ˈti di əm/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being wearisome; irksomeness; tediousness.
Origin of tedium
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin taedium
Synonyms
monotony, sameness, dullness.
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tedium

/ˈtiːdɪəm/
noun
1.
the state of being bored or the quality of being boring; monotony
Word Origin
C17: from Latin taedium, from taedēre to weary
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n.

1660s, from Latin taedium "weariness, disgust," related to taedet "it is wearisome," and to taedere "to weary." Possible cognates are Old Church Slavonic tezo, Lithuanian tingiu "to be dull, be listless."

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