monotonous monotonous  /mə ˈnɑ tə nəs/


  1. (adj) tediously repetitious or lacking in variety
  2. (adj) sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch



  1. Work in a CAFO is monotonous and soul-killing, while too many ordinary farmers struggle to make ends meet even as the rest of us pay less for food.
  2. Some criticism of the Conservative Cabinet's only female member centers on her genteel mannerismsher Establishment tweeds and her cool, monotonous voice.
  3. He had spent a monotonous week plowing through his workbaskets and the daily round of presidential chores.


  1. Around the NFC West: What lies ahead

    Good morning, NFC West. We've made it through organized team activities and minicamps for the 2013 offseason. Now, the waiting becomes more monotonous. Training camps are more than five weeks away in most cases. Generally, not much is going to happen between minicamps and training camps. Around the NFC West: June 14, 2013 For coaches, this can be a stressful time as players disperse with time on ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

  2. Today’s Venue

    Venue cover story Superman falls short ‘Man of Steel’ is lengthy origin story with underdeveloped characters and monotonous fight scenes. The big-budget movie opens today. Del Castillo is on tour,... Read more »
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Albuquerque Journal

  3. Will Rogers Says

    We are a people that get tired of a thing awful quick, and I believe this continual prosperity will begin to get monotonous with us. We can't go through life just eating cake all the time ..." - May 4, 1930
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Tulsa World


  1. "This is getting kind of monotonous with the big games in this league," said Gundy, whose team helped kick off the Big 12 craziness a month ago with an upset of No.
    on Nov 8, 2008 By: Mike Gundy Source: ABC News

  2. "I think the game in Vancouver was huge. When it gets that long, it gets monotonous and it paralyzes you sometimes," Minnesota's Wes Walz said. "Getting that win, guys starting playing more loose and more relaxed."
    on Jan 15, 2007 By: Wes Walz Source: Forbes

  3. "It's starting to get a little monotonous that we can't score goals," a frustrated Coyotes forward Shane Doan said. "We had scoring chances and couldn't get it in. Our goalie played well and we (the offense) weren't good enough."
    on Nov 25, 2009 By: Shane Doan Source:

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