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Monotony vs. Tedium — What's the Difference?

Monotony vs. Tedium — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Monotony and Tedium

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Monotony

Lack of variety and interest; tedious repetition and routine
You can become resigned to the monotony of captivity
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Tedium

The state or quality of being tedious
The tedium of car journeys
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Monotony

Uniformity or lack of variation in pitch, intonation, or inflection.
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Tedium

The quality or condition of being tedious; tediousness or boredom.
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Monotony

Tedious sameness or repetitiousness
The monotony of daily routine.
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Tedium

Boredom or tediousness; ennui.
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Monotony

Tedium as a result of repetition or a lack of variety.
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Tedium

Irksomeness; wearisomeness; tediousness.
To relieve the tedium, he kept plying them with all manner of bams.
The tedium of his office reminded him more strongly of the willing scholar, and his thoughts were rambling.
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Monotony

(mathematics) The property of a monotonic function.
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Tedium

The feeling of being bored by something tedious
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Monotony

The quality of having an unvarying tone or pitch.
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Tedium

Dullness owing to length or slowness
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Monotony

A frequent recurrence of the same tone or sound, producing a dull uniformity; absence of variety, as in speaking or singing.
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Monotony

Any irksome sameness, or want of variety.
At sea, everything that breaks the monotony of the surrounding expanse attracts attention.
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Monotony

The quality of wearisome constancy and lack of variety;
He had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work
He hated the sameness of the food the college served
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Monotony

Constancy of tone or pitch or inflection
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