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 for tedious
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tedious \Te"di*ous\, a. [L. taediosus, fr. taedium. See
     Tedium.]
     Involving tedium; tiresome from continuance, prolixity,
     slowness, or the like; wearisome. -- Te"di*ous*ly, adv. --
     Te"di*ous*ness, n.
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           I see a man's life is a tedious one.     --Shak.
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           I would not be tedious to the court.     --Bunyan.
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     Syn: Wearisome; fatiguing. See Irksome.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tedious
      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, tedious, tiresome, wearisome]
      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, tedious, verbose, windy, wordy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  135 Moby Thesaurus words for "tedious":
     alliterating, alliterative, arid, assonant, automatic, banal,
     barren, belabored, betwixt and between, blah, blank, bloodless,
     boresome, boring, broken-record, bromidic, changeless, chanting,
     characterless, chiming, cliche-ridden, cold, colorless, dead,
     dingdong, dismal, drab, dragging, draggy, drearisome, dreary,
     drudging, dry, dryasdust, dull, dusty, effete, elephantine, empty,
     endless, etiolated, everlasting, exhausting, fade, fair,
     fair to middling, fairish, fatiguing, flat, gray, harping, heavy,
     ho-hum, hollow, humdrum, inane, indifferent, inexcitable, insipid,
     invariable, jejune, jingle-jangle, jog-trot, labored, laborious,
     lackluster, leaden, lifeless, long-drawn-out, long-winded,
     low-spirited, mechanical, mediocre, medium, middling, moderate,
     modest, monotone, monotonous, mortal, namby-pamby, of a kind,
     of a sort, of sorts, pale, pallid, passable, pedestrian, plodding,
     pointless, poky, ponderous, prolix, prolonged, prosaic, prosy,
     repetitious, repetitive, respectable, rhymed, rhyming, routine,
     same, samely, singsong, slow, so-so, solemn, soporific, spiritless,
     sterile, stiff, stodgy, stuffy, superficial, tasteless, tiresome,
     tiring, tolerable, treadmill, unchanging, unending, uneventful,
     unexciting, uninteresting, unlively, unrelieved, unvarying, vapid,
     weariful, wearing, wearisome, wearying, wishy-washy, wooden
  
  

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