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TE'DIOUS, adjective [Latin toedium.]

1. Wearisome; tiresome from continuance, prolixity, or slowness which causes prolixity. We say, a man is tedious in relating a story; a minister is tedious in his sermon. We say also, a discourse is tedious when it wearies by its length or dullness.

2. Slow; as a tedious course.