Etymology
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tedious (adj.)

early 15c., from Old French tedieus, from Late Latin taediosus "wearisome, irksome, tedious," from Latin taedium (see tedium). Related: Tediously; tediousness.

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Definitions of tedious

tedious (adj.)
so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain;
tedious days on the train
Synonyms: boring / deadening / dull / ho-hum / irksome / slow / tiresome / wearisome
tedious (adj.)
using or containing too many words;
Synonyms: long-winded / verbose / windy / wordy
From wordnet.princeton.edu