Tedious is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of tedious, followed by 44 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
EXAMPLES - Tedious in a Sentence
- The word tedious was invented to describe this task. (source)
- Just meant that it made the book kind of tedious is all. (source)
- Yes folks, that's the kind of tedious turd the so called Dr Wood is. (source)
- Weigh it, cross-check, do the kind of tedious reporting that matters. (source)
- (link) Heheh, tedious is prolly not the word I'd use to describe Sunshine. (source)
- Just now I described as tedious my watches near the colonies of the Philanthi. (source)
- Could this be Brussels, known as the tedious capital of the amazingly dull European (source)
- Sometimes Americans like people who are tedious, which is certainly good news for me. (source)
- Could this be Brussels, known as the tedious capital of the amazingly dull European Union? (source)
- A very busy weekend, indeed, which I will record here later in tedious and unnecessary detail. (source)
- Having to check e-mail every moment can get tedious, which is why billionaires have assistants. (source)
- And, yes, I find your arguments quite tedious, which is what prompted my YAWN in the first place. (source)
- You'd think it would be kind of tedious, but actually it build suspense to see that time ticking down. (source)
- And it's going to be that kind of tedious, long-term process that we have to do house by house by house. (source)
- And, you know, these guys get paid a lot of money because these jobs are kind of tedious, hard, difficult. (source)
- Rollins described the process as "tedious" - he was drafted by the Phillies in 1996 and joined them for good in (source)
- Also becoming tedious is the sight of the brothers pinned against walls and demons coming out of peoples mouths. (source)
- While her mute act was kind of tedious, she did a good job as a girl who was traumatized and scared of her uncle. (source)
- The Skakel trial really has been kind of tedious and -- but I do think the Chandra Levy story was hurt by Mt. Hood. (source)
- In fact he went blind writing adolescent plots to rule the world in tedious and long winded detail under the bedclothes. (source)
- All of this sturm und drang is just plain tedious, with the same sides making the same invalid arguments and accusations. (source)
- The relaxation of South Africa's "tedious" border controls would encourage the growth of business and tourism, African Eye (source)
- This can sometimes be pretentious and deeply tedious, which is why the novels of leading "nouveaux romanciers" such as Alain (source)
- "Rivendell" has been called tedious, boring, or even ridiculous with its Tolkien-inspired lyrics, but I oppose these notions. (source)
- We recall the tedious and rather controversial first ever multiparty Presidential elections in Cameroon's history held in 1992. (source)
- Ms. OUELLETTE: But they're going to be far more willing to work through the kind of tedious parts of solving the calculus problem. (source)
- I'd like it to be a little easier to navigate through old posts, but it's kind of tedious to go through and apply the correct labels. (source)
- Despite the green light, McLean says there's still a ways to go, namely the tedious - if straightforward - liquor license applications. (source)
- And if you find my exchanges with 'Just Louise', whose courtesy seems to elude you, 'tedious', you have an easy remedy: don't read them. (source)
- The problem is ... if you don't follow them its get; s kind of tedious listening through repeated reviews and discussions of the same old thing. (source)
- That, Leyland says, involves the "tedious" task of trying to discover what each of 25 players "is capable of and, just as important, what they can't do." (source)
- This task can be tedious, which is why AdWords has developed conversion optimizers and rank-based optimizers (however both tools cannot be used in tandem). (source)
- African Christian Democratic Party MP Cheryllyn Dudley says she accepted an apology from a fellow MP for alleged sexual harassment only to end the "tedious" matter. (source)
- | Reply | Permalink and by "tedious" or "hysteria-filled" I mean, What's up with incessantly repeating the exact same points everyone else has already mentioned, including: (source)
- | Reply | Permalink and i wonder if Greg would be whining over at Horse's Mouth if Rich and Dowd were coming out and attacking McCain? would that be "tedious" and "sleep-inducing" too? (source)
- If not, then it would seem that FMM's "tedious" position is on solid ground. and on what he considers an axiom of rational thought itself, and deduces a first cause for everything from this faulty argument. (source)
- In school this is where teachers dragged out a boring five-paragraph essay by adding in tedious research, and mind-numbing outlines, before letting you just hammer out the rough draft like you wanted to do in the first place. (source)
- If zombies don't do the trick then aliens should but the call for the files on UFOs to be released that is 'The Right To Know' manages to make the whole subject of alien life tedious, which is some going when you think about it. (source)
- In my lab, molecular analysis was begun rather late, as we felt it important to investigate the properties of the individual genes as carefully as possible before embarking in tedious molecular cloning, that was not easy at the time. (source)
- Tomkins thought very differently; and desirous of knowing what authors Sophia had termed tedious, he advanced to the bookcase, saying, "Tell me of which of my friends you complain, Miss Miller, that I may discard him from my library?" (source)
- He wants us to see the world differently and to act to change it, but to drop the also uniquely American idea that political change can be fast and easy: one demonstration or election means little, he warns us; we need long-term tedious activism. (source)
- With this assurance, Senator Grant became the Republican leader in shepherding the President's proposal through Congress, and he and Mrs. Pope worked long hours through the spring and early summer, hammering out details and doing the kind of tedious work which underlies any good legislation. (source)
- On up the coast northwards another 450Kms to Carnarvon, the journey of 4 hours can only be described as tedious, more low flat bush as far as the eye can see the whole way no relief whatsoever, the road is so straight even the Romans would be impressed here are no signs of habitation apart from 3 or 4 roadhouses where one can stop to refuel both the car and oneself. (source)
- Concerning the parts wherein he most goeth about to prevaile, which are his digressions and discourses, many of them are verie excellent and enriched with faire ornaments, but he hath too much pleased himselfe in them: for endeavouring to omit nothing that might be spoken, having so full and large a subject, and almost infinite, he proveth somewhat languishing, and giveth a taste of a kind of scholasticall tedious babling. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 44 example sentences provided below is 63.0, which suggests that "tedious" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 39 synonyms for tedious.
annoying, arid, banal, boring, bromidic, drab, dragging, draggy, dreary, drudging, dry, dull as dishwater, dusty, endless, enervating, exhausting, fatiguing, ho-hum, humdrum, insipid, irksome, laborious, lifeless, long-drawn-out, mortal, pabulum, poky, prosaic, prosy, slow, snooze, soporific, tiresome, tiring, unexciting, uninteresting, vapid, weariful, wearisome
We have 7 antonyms for tedious.
easy, entertaining, eventful, exciting, facile, interesting, pleasant
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of tedious from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Tiresome by reason of length, slowness, or dullness; boring. See Synonyms at boring.
- (adjective) Obsolete Moving or progressing very slowly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Boring, monotonous, time consuming, wearisome.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Involving tedium; tiresome from continuance, prolixity, slowness, or the like; wearisome.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Wearisome; irksome; tiresome.
- (None) Annoying; disagreeable; offensive; uncongenial.
- (None) Slow; slow-going: as, a tedious course.
- (None) Synonyms Tiresome, Irksome, etc. See wearisome.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
- (adjective) using or containing too many words