TEM8 GRE TOEFL
1. tedi- + -um (Latin suffix).
2. => dullness, weariness.
来自拉丁语 taedium,冗长，乏味，来自 teadere,使乏味，使厌倦。
- tedium (n.)
- "tediousness," 1660s, from Latin taedium "weariness, irksomeness, disgust," related to taedet "it is wearisome, it excites loathing," and to taedere "to weary," of uncertain origin. Possible cognates are Old Church Slavonic težo, Lithuanian tingiu "to be dull, be listless."
- 1. It was another day of mind-numbing tedium.
- 2. She longed for something to relieve the tedium of everyday life.
- 3. We played games to relieve the tedium of the journey.
- 4. She began to wonder whether she wouldn't go mad with the tedium of the job.
- 5. In myself I could observe the following sources of tedium.
[ tedium 造句 ]