- marked by monotony or tedium; long and tiresome: tedious tasks; a tedious journey.
- wordy so as to cause weariness or boredom, as a speaker, a writer, or the work they produce; prolix.
- causing fatigue or tedium; monotonous
- obsolete progressing very slowly
adj.early 15c., from Old French tedieus, from Late Latin taediosus “wearisome, irksome, tedious,” from Latin taedium (see tedium).