Tedious vs Monotonously - What's the difference?

tedious | monotonously |


As an adjective tedious

is boring, monotonous, time consuming, wearisome.

As an adverb monotonously is

in a manner that is tedious, repetitious or lacking in variety.

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 .}}

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    Derived terms

    * tediously * tediousness

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    monotonously

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In a manner that is tedious, repetitious or lacking in variety.
  • She worked monotonously at the assembly line.
  • In a droning manner, that does not change pitch.
  • The minister spoke monotonously and his congregation began to doze.