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  1. tedious, boring, dull, repetitive, uniform, all the same, plodding, tiresome, humdrum, unchanging, colourless, mind-numbing, soporific, ho-hum (informal), repetitious, wearisome, samey (informal), unvaried • It's monotonous work, like most factory jobs.
    opposites: interesting, exciting, entertaining, stimulating, lively, enjoyable, exhilarating, enthralling
  2. toneless, flat, uniform, droning, unchanging, uninflected • a monotonous voice
    opposites: sexy (informal), animated

'monotonous' in Other Languages

  • British English: monotonousPronunciation for monotonous Something that is monotonous is very boring because it has a regular repeated pattern which never changes.It's monotonous work, like most factory jobs.məˈnɒtənəs ADJECTIVE
  • Arabic: مُـمِلٌّPronunciation for مُـمِلٌّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: monótonoPronunciation for monótono monótona
  • Chinese: 单调的Pronunciation for 单调的
  • Croatian: monotonPronunciation for monoton monotona
  • Czech: monotónníPronunciation for monotónní
  • Danish: monotonPronunciation for monoton
  • Dutch: monotoonPronunciation for monotoon
  • European Spanish: monótonoPronunciation for monótono monótona
  • Finnish: yksitoikkoinenPronunciation for yksitoikkoinen
  • French: monotonePronunciation for monotone
  • German: monotonPronunciation for monoton
  • Greek: μονότονοςPronunciation for μονότονος μονότονη
  • Italian: monotonoPronunciation for monotono monotona
  • Japanese: 単調なPronunciation for 単調な
  • Korean: 단조로운Pronunciation for 단조로운
  • Norwegian: monotonPronunciation for monoton
  • Polish: monotonnyPronunciation for monotonny monotonna
  • Portuguese: monótonoPronunciation for monótono monótona
  • Romanian: monoton monoton, monotonă, monotoni, monotone
  • Russian: монотонныйPronunciation for монотонный монотонная
  • Spanish: monótonoPronunciation for monótono monótona
  • Swedish: monotonPronunciation for monoton monotont
  • Thai: น่าเบื่อหน่ายเพราะซ้ำซากPronunciation for น่าเบื่อหน่ายเพราะซ้ำซาก
  • Turkish: tekdüzePronunciation for tekdüze
  • Ukrainian: монотонний
  • Vietnamese: đơn điệuPronunciation for đơn điệu


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