Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
TEDISOME, adj. Also tedisum (n.Sc. 1825 Jam.), teedisome, tediousome; teddisome (Sh. 1952 Robertson and Graham Sh. Dialect 42); teidsome (Rxb. 1825 Jam.). [′tidɪsəm]
1. Tedious, wearisome, tiresome, boring (Sc. 1787 J. Elphinston Propriety II. 200; Per. 1905 E.D.D.; Bwk. 1942 Wettstein; Rxb. 1942 Zai; I.Sc., Cai., m. and s.Sc. 1972). Also in n.Eng. dial.
Sc. 1824 Scott St Ronan's W. xxii.:
It was a pity it was sae tediousome. Fif. 1864 W. D. Latto T. Bodkin xi.:
It wad be teedisome to relate a' that passed. Sc. 1893 Scots Mag. (March) 303:
Oor minister is a rale guid man, but he's awfu' tediousome in his prayers. s.Sc. 1898 E. Hamilton Mawkin xvi.:
We'll get through wi' this teidsome work. Lth. 1925 C. P. Slater Marget Pow 209:
It was the same wherever he went: gey tedisome. Rxb. 1925 E. C. Smith Mang Howes 15:
“Teedisome brae,” quo A.
2. Peevish and slow in one's actions (Fif. c.1850 Peattie MS.; Per., Fif. 1972). Also in n.Eng. dial.[Tedious + -Some.]
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