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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).

boring

(ˈbɔːrɪŋ)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering)
a. the act or process of making or enlarging a hole
b. the hole made in this way
2. (Mechanical Engineering) (often plural) a fragment, particle, chip, etc, produced during boring

boring

(ˈbɔːrɪŋ)
adj
dull; repetitious; uninteresting
ˈboringly adv

bor•ing1

(ˈbɔr ɪŋ, ˈboʊr-)

n.
1.
a. the act or process of making or enlarging a hole.
b. the hole so made.
2. borings, the chips, fragments, or dust produced in boring.
[1400–50]

bor•ing2

(ˈbɔr ɪŋ, ˈboʊr-)

adj.
causing or marked by boredom; tedious; tiresome.
[1835–45]
bor′ing•ly, adv.

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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boring - the act of drillingboring - the act of drilling      
creating by removal - the act of creating by removing something
2.boring - the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleumboring - the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
production - (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; "he introduced more efficient methods of production"
Adj.1.boring - so lacking in interest as to cause mental wearinessboring - so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"
uninteresting - arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement; "a very uninteresting account of her trip"

boring

boring

adjective
Translations
مُمل، مُضجرمـُمِلّ
avorrit
nudný
kedelig
tylsä
dosadan
leiðinlegurleiîinlegur
退屈な
지루한
dolgočasen
tråkig
น่าเบื่อ
sıkıcıcan sıkıcı
tẻ nhạt

boring

[ˈbɔːrɪŋ] ADJ (= tedious) → aburrido, pesado
she's so boringes muy aburrida or pesada

boring

[ˈbɔːrɪŋ] adjennuyeux/euse

boring

1
n (Tech, = act) → Bohren nt; (= hole)Bohrloch nt
adj boring machineBohrmaschine f

boring

2
adjlangweilig

boring

[ˈbɔːrɪŋ] adj (tedious) → noioso/a

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.

boring

مـُمِلّ nudný kedelig langweilig ανιαρός aburrido, ser aburrido tylsä ennuyeux dosadan noioso 退屈な 지루한 saai kjedelig nudny chato, maçador скучный tråkig น่าเบื่อ sıkıcı tẻ nhạt 令人厌烦的
References in classic literature ?
He worked quickly, boring cask after cask down the alleyway that led to deeper twilight.
A minute later, his own brace and bit carefully secreted, his hand was descending on the shoulder of a man he could not recognize in the gloom, but who, on his knees and wheezing, was steadily boring into the head of a cask.
I've just finished boring all of the starboard row.
Islamabad -- The illegal water boring was on rise in Federal Capital urban and rural areas.
ISLAMABAD -- Over 900000 illegal water boring have deepened water crisis in federal capital due to negligence of Capital Development Authority (CDA) .
A new survey has found that 52 per cent of the public thinks racing is boring. Not necessarily great news for the sport.
Elon Musk is offering anyone who buys one of his Boring hats a chance to see his Boring tunnels and drive his Boring machine in California.
Vibration, chip-breaking and process security-all key considerations in rough boring-are addressed with the new CoroBore rough boring tools from Sandvik Coromant.
Residents of Boring and Dull yesterday celebrated their partnership.
The technology interfaces with most wire feeders, and requires only one setup for both welding and boring. The Climax Bore Welder Interface Kit simplifies the boring and welding setup process: Because the BW1000 AutoBoreWelder uses the same mounting fixtures as the Climax BB3000, BB4500 or BB5000 Boring Systems, you can weld up one section of your job and bore out another section at the same time.