Tedious vs Burdensome - What's the difference?

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Tedious is a related term of burdensome.


As adjectives the difference between tedious and burdensome

is that tedious is boring, monotonous, time consuming, wearisome while burdensome is of or like a burden; arduous or demanding.

tedious

English

Alternative forms

* (archaic)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Boring, monotonous, time consuming, wearisome.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year= , author=Arthur Schopenhauer , title=The Art of Literature , chapter=2 citation , passage=A work is objectively tedious' when it contains the defect in question; that is to say, when its author has no perfectly clear thought or knowledge to communicate. For if a man has any clear thought or knowledge in him, his aim will be to communicate it, and he will direct his energies to this end; so that the ideas he furnishes are everywhere clearly expressed. The result is that he is neither diffuse, nor unmeaning, nor confused, and consequently not ' tedious .}}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year= , author=Arthur Schopenhauer , title=The Art of Literature , chapter=2 citation , passage=The other kind of tediousness is only relative: a reader may find a work dull because he has no interest in the question treated of in it, and this means that his intellect is restricted. The best work may, therefore, be tedious' subjectively, ' tedious .}}

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * tediously * tediousness

    Anagrams

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    burdensome

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or like a burden; arduous or demanding
  • * 1748 , , Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of morals , London: Oxford University Press (1973 ed.), ยง 6:
  • . . . reap a pleasure from what, to the generality of mankind, may seem burdensome and laborious.

    Synonyms

    * (of or like a burden) arduous, demanding, exacting, onerous, taxing