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Definition boring — especially because something goes on too long or without variation

Much more rarely, tedious can mean "long and slow" or "progressing very slowly" without any implication of being dull or boring.
  • I'll have to endure one of her tedious lectures.
tedious = boring
  • I find it relaxing to do the holiday dishes, but she finds it tedious.
  • tedious = boring
  • The work gets tedious, but after I "pay my dues," I anticipate being promoted to more interesting work.
  • tedious days traveling
  • Let us go singing as far as we go: the road will be less tedious.
  • The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.
    Og Mandino
  • And among all these faces that he found so tedious, none seemed to bore him so much as that of his pretty wife.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • We never worked so long or hard that it got tedious.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • tedious = boring
  • In order, therefore, not to be tedious I shall try to present in a series of sketches only the episodes that seem to me to be the most interesting and important.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • tedious = boring or monotonous
  • But it would be boring to go through all the tedious details of all the changes in their lives.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • tedious = boring
  • Three dreadful days and nights dragged their tedious hours along,
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • tedious = boring
  • What I don't like are tedious, practical people.
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • tedious = boring
  • It was most pesky tedious hard work and slow,
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • tedious = boring
  • it was certainly a tedious party.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • tedious = boring
  • We spent tedious hours teaching ourselves the Tut language.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • tedious = long, monotonous (boring)
  • These tedious old fools!
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • tedious = boring or monotonous
  • The Reverend took a long time unwindin' this morning, he's not usually so tedious.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • tedious = long and boring
  •   Streets that follow like a tedious argument
      Of insidious intent
      To lead you to an overwhelming question...
      Oh, do not ask, "What is it?"
      Let us go and make our visit.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • tedious = long and boring
  • De Maurepas merely echoes what I say, which is comfortable but tedious.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • tedious = boring
  • I already felt worlds away from this courtroom and its tedious "proceedings."
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
tedious = boring

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