Tedious vs Dismal - What's the difference?

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Tedious is a related term of dismal.


As adjectives the difference between tedious and dismal

is that tedious is boring, monotonous, time consuming, wearisome while dismal is disappointingly inadequate.

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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    dismal

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Disappointingly inadequate.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=April 22, author=Sam Sheringham, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Liverpool 0-1 West Brom , passage=Liverpool's efforts thereafter had an air of desperation as their dismal 2012 league form continued.}}
  • Gloomy and bleak.
  • Depressing.
  • *, chapter=12
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=So, after a spell, he decided to make the best of it and shoved us into the front parlor. 'Twas a dismal sort of place, with hair wreaths, and wax fruit, and tin lambrekins, and land knows what all. It looked like a tomb and smelt pretty nigh as musty and dead-and-gone.}}

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "dismal" is often applied: failure, performance, state, record, place, result, scene, season, year, economy, future, fate, weather, news, condition, history.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * dismal science