Tedium is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of tedium, followed by 34 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the feeling of being bored by something tedious
EXAMPLES - Tedium in a Sentence
- This World Cup has witnessed few teams of such tedium. (source)
- All the family set-up material had a certain degree of tedium. (source)
- For Debussy's faun, daily life was little more than hours of tedium. (source)
- Sorry to run that down in such tedious detail but the tedium is my point. (source)
- To relieve his tedium, he whistles a tune, a medieval ballad of courtly love. (source)
- How much of the "tedium" of, well, human understanding, can machines take away? (source)
- A kind of tedium enveloped us, made worse by the heedless happiness of our daughter. (source)
- And watching barbarians caper should do a little something to relieve the tedium, at least. (source)
- Talented cast, filmmaker get trapped in tedium; playful, subtle 'Mozart's Sister' a fine composition. (source)
- Nevermind poverty porn, I want to complain about the vast amount of middle class 'tedium' porn on telly. (source)
- I resist the word "tedium," because sailing can have so many rapturous moments, and there are accompanying pleasures. (source)
- You do what you would never choose to do; you indulge in things that you actively dislike in an effort to dispel tedium. (source)
- Stezaker swiftly grasped that the projected image might be used to make art, thus obviating the tedium of freehand drawing. (source)
- What the numerical tedium did force from her mind were the question marks that the previous night repeatedly posed in her mind. (source)
- To deal with this state, one must follow an austere, but varied diet; tedium is the enemy of those "suffering from avoirdupois". (source)
- For there was one last letter, this one in code, seemingly innocuous in its babbling about hunting and the tedium of life in Niagara. (source)
- The notion that Spain are a boring team has even been cautiously floated, the tedium induced by a sideways-angled possession-neurosis. (source)
- Campen adored delegating duty and thus managed to avoid its tedium, saving his energies to criticize results and expound weighty advices. (source)
- Gay rights activists cheered as a California judge announced that same-sex couples might enjoy the tedium of wedded-bliss as early as Wednesday. (source)
- I was amazed by how engaging, at times really funny, witty and moving she manages to make the tedium of what her life in the annex must have been. (source)
- Other than to apologise, in advance, for any distress and tedium that might result, there is little a column can offer by way of a bespoke service. (source)
- And at that, a day devoted to such tedium was a welcome change from the endless rounds of judgments and formal hearings that his rank demanded his attendance upon. (source)
- Had it been left to the hex editor method, the. ndd files would in all probability be still sitting there, waiting for me to complete a job for which the word "tedium" is a underscored understatement. (source)
- There is, however, the possibility that the powers-that-be in international soccer have no interest in creating more excitement, that their entire aim and purpose is to increase the tedium in the sport. (source)
- Babette Mangolte documented Richard Foreman's ongoing experiments in theatrical tedium, and, according to the wall text, Jimmy DeSana's photo book "Submission" explored "sado-masochism with hyperbole and wit." (source)
- That the purport of the novel's "ideas and themes" doesn't go much beyond this surface satire is in its favor, as we aren't subjected to the kind of tedium the exploration of "ideas" in fiction usually entails. (source)
- Forget about the nine hours of tedium, leaky Victorian stations, and ubiquitous ex-convict passengers: the real problem is the horrendous food offerings to be found aboard, and through the stations of England and Wales. (source)
- Ridgeway's notion of a proper education was to rush the child through the tedium of learning to read, write, and figure, and then go straight into the real meat of learning, beginning with the classics of Grecian and Roman literature. (source)
- Cheeta alludes to the harsh animal-training techniques used in the movies back then and to the cage-bound tedium between jobs, but the chimp says he's willing to forgive humans anything for having been able to spend his days with Weissmuller. (source)
- But my hands grew clammy around the porcelain bowl as I thought of myself stepping out, alone and powerless, to confront that mob of solid and virtuous citizens, avid for the excitement of punishment and blood to alleviate the tedium of existence. (source)
- Arch-Mage of the High Council of Mages that, in turn, governed all the lesser Mages who kept the Golden City running smoothly, his days were filled, not with spells and magicks as the commonfolk might think, but rather with the tedium of endless paperwork. (source)
- Okey dokey, for anyone who's heard about them, but never seen them in action, here's RTE's answer to the Match Of The Day Lineker, Hanson, Shearer and Dixon axis of tedium in action, picking over the bones of the Republic of Ireland's exit from the World Cup qualifying play-off at the hands of France. (source)
- Both Mary and Graeme have been wondrous additions to Coronation Street, real light relief from the tedium of John Stape and his Colin Fishwick "fake identity" storyline which I've been enduring with the weary detachment of a sleep-deprived parent watching a toddler climb on to a chair for the 100th time, waiting for the subsequent thud and howling. (source)
- Man therefore is his own work; and existence, as it constitutes a fall, is its own punishment; for his life is a series of inane desires which, when momentarily satiated, are immediately succeeded by others equally vain, fruitless and hollow, and the cessation of desire is the beginning of tedium which is oftentimes still less endurable, seeing that it leaves little room for hope. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 34 example sentences provided below is 51.0, which suggests that "tedium" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 16 synonyms for tedium.
banality, boredom, deadness, doldrums, drabness, dreariness, ennui, irksomeness, lack of interest, lifelessness, routine, sameness, tediousness, tiresomeness, wearisomeness, yawn
We have 3 antonyms for tedium.
diversion, entertainment, excitement
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of tedium from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The quality or condition of being tedious; tediousness or boredom.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Boredom or tediousness; ennui.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Irksomeness; wearisomeness; tediousness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Irksomeness; wearisomeness; tediousness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the feeling of being bored by something tedious
- (noun) dullness owing to length or slowness