- borel, félix édouard émile
Origin of boredom
Examples from the Web for boredom
“Boredom is something that a person can experience anywhere,” she says.
But the prevailing emotion that day, even among us awardees, was a bemused sense of boredom, restlessness and insatiability.
When Charlotte and Amerigo resume their affair, their behavior seems motivated less by passion than boredom.
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|Andrew Romano|September 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Which is exactly how I plan on staving off boredom this Yom Kippur.
He gave one the impression of just protecting himself from boredom by habitual loyalty and a finely tempered sense of duty.Rustic Sounds|Francis Darwin
His features, designed for sensuous composure, brood in a sad and sulky resignation to the boredom of delay.A Journal of Impressions in Belgium|May Sinclair
Inwardly he tingled and glowed, but his face showed nothing but boredom and disgust.The Gray Phantom|Herman Landon
To the best of my recollection, we did not know what boredom meant.The Retrospect|Ada Cambridge
Better not to risk meeting other passengers, Tommy especially, if he decided he couldn't take the boredom.The Colors of Space|Marion Zimmer Bradley
"state of being bored," 1852, from bore (v.1) + -dom. It also has been employed in a sense "bores as a class" (1883) and "practice of being a bore" (1864, a sense properly belonging to boreism, 1833).