1. the quality or state of being wearisome; irksomeness; tediousness.
WORDS RELATED TO TEDIUM
banality, ennui, boredom, doldrums, drabness, dreariness, yawn, tediousness, routine, lifelessness, sameness, tiresomeness, deadness, irksomeness, wearisomeness
SYNONYMS FOR TEDIUM
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monotony, sameness, dullness.
Origin: 1655–65; < Latin taedium
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR TEDIUM
If you’re like most Americans, the past year has been a time of fear, anxiety and often profound tedium—but also of worsening dietary habits.
ALL OVER THE U.S., PEOPLE HAVE GAINED WEIGHT DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC|JEFFREY KLUGER|MARCH 24, 2021|TIME
Getting shots to more people would bring a quicker end to the tedium.
WHY KIDS MATTER IN THE QUEST TO STAMP OUT COVID-19|WIRED|JANUARY 31, 2021|ARS TECHNICA
The work is ceaseless and routine to the point of tedium—and almost half of primary-care physicians are burnt out.
NURSE PRACTITIONERS PLAYING DOCTOR MORE OFTEN|DANIELA DRAKE|MAY 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
What is it about bleakness and tedium that are so attractive, other than the fact that most people instinctively recoil from it?
WHY ALL THE HATE FOR LES MIS?|MEGAN MCARDLE|JANUARY 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST