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tedium (noun) boredom.

You feel tedium when the things you are doing do not interest you and do not change. A lack of variety in your activities and life cause tedium. When you go on doing/experiencing the same thing, and so are bored, you experience tedium. A prolonged stay in the hospital where a person has to take rest can be very boring, and so it causes tedium.

  • He started viewing the TV to relieve himself of the tedium of having to stay indoors for such a long time. The prolonged stay indoors was causing him a lot of boredom.
  • He carried a novel with him hoping that it would reduce the tedium of the slow long journey ahead, but the badly written novel only worsened the boredom of the journey.
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