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[bawr-suh m, bohr-] /ˈbɔr səm, ˈboʊr-/
tedious; dull; wearisome; boring.
Origin of boresome
First recorded in 1865-70; bore1 + -some1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • At times Leavitt could be as uncannily brilliant as he was dull and boresome.

  • And, not to tire you with long, boresome details, I was lucky.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • Dinner over, we have to wait in the mektub, a boresome hour.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
  • I like serials only if they do not get boresome; and a lot of them do.

  • Perhaps, taken a little at a time, it would not seem so boresome!

    The Idyl of Twin Fires Walter Prichard Eaton
  • "Mlle. Fifi," which was both dirty and boresome, had a similar experience.

    Famous Prima Donnas Lewis Clinton Strang
  • Those speeches were so boresome, and that old senator person—wasn't he a stuff?

    Plays Susan Glaspell
  • But it was a very ancient and boresome experience to Collins.

  • If he wears it perpendicular, he is honest, pedantic, and boresome.

    Criminal Psychology Hans Gross
  • The internal condition is determinative, for things that are boresome to one may be very interesting to another.

    Criminal Psychology Hans Gross

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