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bore·dom

 (bôr′dəm)
n.
The condition of being bored; ennui.

boredom

(ˈbɔːdəm)
n
the state of being bored; tedium

bore•dom

(ˈbɔr dəm, ˈboʊr-)

n.
the state of being bored.
[1850–55]

Boredom

 bores collectively, 1883.
Example: boredom of briefs [modern pun on legal briefs].

Boredom/Boring

 

See Also: DULLNESS, LIFE

  1. Bored as Greta Garbo —Alice McDermott
  2. Boredom enveloped her like heavy bedding —Yukio Mishima
  3. Boredom … like a cancer in the breast —Evelyn Waugh
  4. Boredom, like hookworm, is endemic —Beryl Markham
  5. Boredom wafted from her like the scent of stale sweat —Anon
  6. Boredom was increasing … like a silent animal sadly rubbing itself against the sultry grass —Yukio Mishima
  7. Bore me the same as watching an industrial training film, or hearing a lecture on the physics of the three-point stance —Richard Ford
  8. Boring as airline food —Anon
  9. Boring as going to the toilet —Sylvia Plath
  10. Boring, like reading the Life Cycle of the Hummingbird —Dan Wakefield
  11. Could feel his boredom like an actual presence, like a big German shepherd that must be fed and restrained —Marge Piercy
  12. Life’s tedious as a twice-told tale —William Shakespeare

    This famous simile also appeared in Homer’s Odyssey in the format of a question, “What’s so tedious as a twice-told tale?.”

  13. Yawns [caused by a dull discussion] inflated in his throat like balloons —Derek Lambert

Boredom

 

cut and dried See SIMPLIFICATION.

dry-as-dust Boring, extremely dull or dry; prosaic, unimaginative; concerned with petty, uninteresting details. Dr. Dryasdust is the name of a fictitious character created by Sir Walter Scott in the early 19th century. The Doctor, a learned antiquary, wrote the introductory material or was mentioned in the prefaces to Scott’s novels. Currently, adjectival use of the term is most common.

She considered political economy as a dry-as-dust something outside the circle of her life. (Mary E. Braddon, Just as I am, 1880)

a month of Sundays See DURATION.

the screaming meemies See ANXIETY.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boredom - the feeling of being bored by something tediousboredom - the feeling of being bored by something tedious
dissatisfaction - the feeling of being displeased and discontent; "he was never slow to express his dissatisfaction with the service he received"
blahs - a general feeling of boredom and dissatisfaction
fatigue - (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something; "he was suffering from museum fatigue"; "after watching TV with her husband she had a bad case of football fatigue"; "the American public is experiencing scandal fatigue"; "political fatigue"

boredom

noun tedium, apathy, doldrums, weariness, monotony, dullness, sameness, ennui, flatness, world-weariness, tediousness, irksomeness He had given up attending lectures out of sheer boredom.
interest, entertainment, excitement, amusement, stimulation
Quotations
"Boredom: the desire for desires" [Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenina]
"Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention and irreclaimable weakness of character" [James Bridie Mr. Bolfry]
"One can be bored until boredom becomes the most sublime of all emotions" [Logan Pearsall Smith Afterthoughts]
"Boredom is...a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it" [Bertrand Russell The Conquest of Happiness]

boredom

noun
The condition of being bored:
Translations
سَأْممَلَلٌ، ضَجَرٌمللّ
nudadlouhá chvíle
kedsomhed
tylsyys
dosada
unalom
leiîindi
退屈
지루함
plictiseală
dolgčas
långtråkighet
ความเบื่อ
sự buồn tẻ

boredom

[ˈbɔːdəm] Naburrimiento m

boredom

[ˈbɔːrdəm] nennui m

boredom

nLang(e)weile f; (= boringness)Stumpfsinn m, → Langweiligkeit f; with a look of utter boredom on his facemit einem völlig gelangweilten Gesichtsausdruck

boredom

[ˈbɔːdəm] nnoia

bore2

(boː) verb
to make (someone) feel tired and uninterested, by being dull etc. He bores everyone with stories about his travels.
noun
a dull, boring person or thing.
ˈboredom noun
the state of being bored.
ˈboring adjective
a boring job; This book is boring.

boredom

سَأْم nuda kedsomhed Langeweile ανία aburrimiento tylsyys ennui dosada noia 退屈 지루함 verveling kjedsomhet nuda tédio скука långtråkighet ความเบื่อ can sıkıntısı sự buồn tẻ 厌倦

boredom

n. fastidio, aburrimiento.
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