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[ bawrd ]


  1. wearied by dullness or sameness (often followed by with, of, or by ):

    This activity will keep bored children entertained on those long summer days.

    She's bored with the color of her room and has decided to paint it.

    I never seem to get bored of this game.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of bore 1( def ).
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Word History and Origins

Origin of bored1

First recorded in 1820–30; bore 1( def ) + -ed 2( def ) for the adjective; bore 1( def ) + -ed 1( def ) for the verb
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Example Sentences

This coming from a member of the elite Exum Mountain Guides, a grizzled alpinist who has spent decades in the Greater Ranges—the astonishingly epic landscapes that you’d assume would render relatively dinky Western deciduous forests boring.

I decided that retirement was boring and have joined the Developer Division at Microsoft.

It was boring, and the Gators have never won big while being boring.

Commonwealth said in a press release that they hope to demonstrate a 20 Tesla large-bore magnet in 2021.

Otherwise, they simply settle into conflict-free bores where everybody is nice to each other.

From Vox

Then add in all bored people, as well as people whose job it is to report on celebrities.

I was bored, but I grabbed a red Solo cup, filled it with beer, and stayed with my group, chatting with the brothers about Jim.

I was suddenly so bored," he confesses, "I was underworked and overpaid.

"Then I came back to Panama again, sat down at my desk and was bored as hell," he says.

It was full of the sorts of people I used to be when I watched him on MuchMusic—bored, greasy-fingered teenagers.

Toward the close of it were the usual number of toasts in honour of Liszt, to which he responded in rather a bored sort of way.

I'm getting rather bored, you know, Georgie, with the fuss people make in town.

Moreover, she had never so thoroughly enjoyed being a girl, and love-making would have bored her grievously.

The sound holes may have been traced down and even the upper and lower circular holes bored.

Further, excellent as he was as a strategist and tactician, the details of administration bored him.


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