Te·di·um n. Irksomeness; wearisomeness; tediousness. [Written also taedium.]
To relieve the tedium, he kept plying them with all manner of bams. --Prof. Wilson.
The tedium of his office reminded him more strongly of the willing scholar, and his thoughts were rambling. --Dickens.
n 1: the feeling of being bored by something tedious [syn: boredom,
2: dullness owing to length or slowness [syn: tediousness, tiresomeness]