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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tedious  \Te"di*ous\,  a.  [L.  taediosus  fr  taedium.  See 
  Involving  tedium;  tiresome  from  continuance,  prolixity, 
  slowness,  or  the  like  wearisome.  --  {Te"di*ous*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Te"di*ous*ness},  n. 
  I  see  a  man's  life  is  a  tedious  one  --Shak. 
  I  would  not  be  tedious  to  the  court.  --Bunyan. 
  Syn:  Wearisome;  fatiguing.  See  {Irksome}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  so  lacking  in  interest  as  to  cause  mental  weariness;  "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"- 
  Edmund  Burke;  "tedious  days  on  the  train";  "the 
  tiresome  chirping  of  a  cricket"-  Mark  Twain;  "other 
  people's  dreams  are  dreadfully  wearisome"  [syn:  {boring}, 
  {deadening},  {dull},  {ho-hum},  {irksome},  {slow},  {tiresome}, 
  2:  using  or  containing  too  many  words  "long-winded  (or  windy) 
  speakers";  "verbose  and  ineffective  instructional 
  methods";  "newspapers  of  the  day  printed  long  wordy 
  editorials";  "proceedings  were  delayed  by  wordy  disputes" 
  [syn:  {long-winded},  {verbose},  {windy},  {wordy}] 

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