boringness


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bor·ing

 (bôr′ĭng)
adj.
Uninteresting and tiresome; dull.

bor′ing·ly adv.
bor′ing·ness n.
Synonyms: boring, monotonous, tedious, irksome, tiresome
These adjectives refer to what is so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness. Something that is boring fails to hold one's interest or attention, often resulting in listlessness or impatience: I had never read such a boring book.
What is monotonous bores because of lack of variety: "There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea" (James Russell Lowell).
Tedious suggests dull slowness, long-windedness, or stultifying routine: "It was a life full of the tedious, repetitive tasks essential to small-press publishing and grassroots organizing" (Jan Clausen).
Irksome emphasizes the irritation or resentment provoked by something tedious: "I know and feel what an irksome task the writing of long letters is" (Edmund Burke).
Something tiresome fatigues because it seems to be interminable or to be marked by unremitting sameness: "What a tiresome being is a man who is fond of talking" (Benjamin Jowett).

boringness

(ˈbɔːrɪŋnəs)
n
the quality of being boring
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boringness - extreme dullness; lacking spirit or interest
dullness - the quality of lacking interestingness; "the stories were of a dullness to bring a buffalo to its knees"
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the severity of normal Moderate: There is a significant emotions, boringness narrowing in emotional range.
and, in any given week, my life is so chock-full of boringness that I hardly know where to start, I'm so spoilt for choice.
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This translation highlights not only embodiment but also the important distinction between Langweiligkeit (Grundbegrijfe, 126), which McNeill and Walker translate as boringness (Fundamental Concepts, 82), but which could be simply rendered as the state--or stasis--of boredom, and Langeweile, which as the drag through the long while highlights the experience of time passing that might yet pull us in the direction of a still unknown end.
So in the spirit of true boringness, I'll kick things off by talking about the weather, in particular the light nights.