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Definition 1: using or containing too many words - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tedious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • long-winded (or windy) speakers
  • verbose and ineffective instructional methods
  • newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials
  • proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes

Synonyms for tedious in the sense of this definition

(tedious is similar to ...) tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length

"editing a prolix manuscript" "a prolix lecturer telling you more than you want to know"

Definition 2: so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tedious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a boring evening with uninteresting people
  • the deadening effect of some routine tasks
  • a dull play
  • his competent but dull performance
  • a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention
  • what an irksome task the writing of long letters is
  • tedious days on the train
  • the tiresome chirping of a cricket
  • other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome

Synonyms for tedious in the sense of this definition

(tedious is similar to ...) arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement

"a very uninteresting account of her trip"

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