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synonyms for tedium

  • banality
  • boredom
  • ennui
  • deadness
  • doldrums
  • drabness
  • dreariness
  • lifelessness
  • routine
  • sameness
  • tediousness
  • tiresomeness
  • yawn
  • irksomeness
  • lack of interest
  • wearisomeness
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antonyms for tedium

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  • excitement
  • diversion
  • entertainment
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How to use tedium in a sentence

It keeps getting uttered out loud by players and coaches even in a sport languishing in the boredom of boardrooms and the tedium of mergers and acquisitions.
THE CAPITAL OF LOVE — AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL — WILL BE AT IOWA STATE THIS SATURDAYCHUCK CULPEPPERSEPTEMBER 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If we want to make progress, that requires the kind of persistence and tedium that is not glamorous.
WHY IT TOOK 100 YEARS FOR AMERICA TO LEARN ABOUT THE TULSA MASSACREFABIOLA CINEASMAY 30, 2021VOX
If you’re like most Americans, the past year has been a time of fear, anxiety and often profound tedium—but also of worsening dietary habits.
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Getting shots to more people would bring a quicker end to the tedium.
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Tom and Blanche had fallen into teasing tricks, a sort of melancholy play to relieve the tedium.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
Everything that wealth and loving care could secure was provided by Bruce to lessen the tedium of the journey.
A FORTUNE HUNTER; OR, THE OLD STONE CORRALJOHN DUNLOE CARTERET
Idleness is the friend of love; and passengers have little or nothing to do to while away the tedium of a voyage.
NEWTON FORSTERCAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT
He then begged the patriarch to give him some books to copy, to rid himself of the tedium of his idleness.
FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRSJOHN FOXE
I certainly do not believe that the Martians are subjected to the tedium of walking.
PHARAOH'S BROKERELLSWORTH DOUGLASS
Perhaps it was with some unconscious dread of this tedium that he made a sudden suggestion to Sir Alured in reference to Dresden.
THE PRIME MINISTERANTHONY TROLLOPE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TEDIUM

  • apathy
  • black mood
  • blahs
  • blue funk
  • blues
  • boredom
  • bummer
  • dejection
  • disinterest
  • dismals
  • downer
  • dullness
  • dumps
  • ennui
  • funk
  • gloom
  • inactivity
  • indifference
  • inertia
  • lassitude
  • letdown
  • listlessness
  • malaise
  • slump
  • stagnation
  • stupor
  • tedium
  • torpor
  • yawn
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.