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[bawr-suh m, bohr-]
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  1. tedious; dull; wearisome; boring.
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Origin of boresome

First recorded in 1865–70; bore1 + -some1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • At times Leavitt could be as uncannily brilliant as he was dull and boresome.

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  • 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