Te"di*um (?), n. [L. taedium, fr. taedet it disgusts, it wearies one.]
Irksomeness; wearisomeness; tediousness.
[Written also taedium
To relieve the tedium, he kept plying them with all manner of bams.
The tedium of his office reminded him more strongly of the willing scholar, and his thoughts were rambling.
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