What does the word tedium mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Tediousness; wearisomeness.

Usage examples for tedium

  1. Idleness is the friend of Love; and passengers have little or nothing to do to while away the tedium of a voyage. – Newton Forster by Frederick Marryat
  2. Boys are quick, lively, and bird- like creatures, intolerant above all things of tedium and strain; and I believe that in order to cultivate the religious sense in them, the first duty of all is to make religion attractive, and resolutely to put aside all that tends to make it a weariness. – The Upton Letters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  3. And then let him beware of creating tedium! – Autobiography of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope