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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The state or condition of being bored; monotony.

Usage examples (38)
  • Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is...
  • Sorry to run that down in such tedious detail but the tedium is my point.
  • The idea of it becoming associated in people’s minds with tedium is kind of tragic.
  • Sumit Mitra and Anita Kaul: “Doordarshan, the tedium is the message”, India Today, New Delhi, May 31, 1982, op. cit. for more
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