[bawr-duh m, bohr-]
- the state of being bored; tedium; ennui.
Origin of boredom
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dullness, doldrums, weariness.
excitement, diversion, amusement.
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Examples from the Web for boredom
“Boredom is something that a person can experience anywhere,” she says.‘Zero Motivation’: the Funny Side of the IDF
December 8, 2014
But the prevailing emotion that day, even among us awardees, was a bemused sense of boredom, restlessness and insatiability.The Medal of Honor Disgrace
Brian Van Reet
March 26, 2014
When Charlotte and Amerigo resume their affair, their behavior seems motivated less by passion than boredom.Henry James’s 1904 Sordid Little Sex Farce
January 30, 2014
Fans were delighted, but within the band there were signs of boredom and discord.The Pixies Talk About Their Reunion, New Music and a Missing Band Member
September 20, 2013
Which is exactly how I plan on staving off boredom this Yom Kippur.Creative Cures for Your Yom Kippur Boredom
September 11, 2013
And all the while he stood there quietly beside Evadna, his attitude almost that of boredom.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
Well, there will be no boredom at Dauvergne's if he ingratiates himself with actresses.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
I hoped that under the bullets of the Chechenes boredom could not exist—a vain hope!A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
His courtesy, his smartness, his anecdotes, his reminiscences were all Boredom.Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I.
Charles James Lever
Why, the moments of boredom, of weariness, of dissatisfaction.The Shadow-Line
- the state of being bored; tedium
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Word Origin and History for boredom
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