- bor·ing·ly, adverb
- bor·ing·ness, noun
Other definitions for boring (2 of 2)
the act or process of making or enlarging a hole.
the hole so made.
Geology. a cylindrical sample of earth strata obtained by boring a vertical hole.
borings, the chips, fragments, or dust produced in boring.
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How to use boring in a sentence
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Weismann also said he expects that retail will return and people will shop in-store again, but for brands that have a “boring store experience,” they will need to rethink that decision.‘E-commerce is expensive’: How invisible technology and infrastructure overhauls will save retail | Kayleigh Barber | August 31, 2020 | Digiday
If not, then this is just a brief respite in the long, slow boring death of global macro.
In nearly every case, contraction swiftly produced a universe as boring as ours.
So we know that boring down to the bedrock and pumping it full of fluid can cause earthquakes.26 Earthquakes Later, Fracking’s Smoking Gun Is in Texas | James Joiner | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
“It's super boring to see people sit around and draw grids all day,” show host Ryan Devlin host explained on a reddit AMA.I Want to See Your Spreadsheets, Baby: MTV’s ‘Are You the One?’ Is a Mathematical Orgy | Brandy Zadrozny | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It boasted a star-studded cast, including Allison Williams and Christopher Walken, but ended up being pretty boring.Swimming Owls, Jane Krakowski’s Peter Pan Live! Audition, and More Viral Videos | The Daily Beast Video | December 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Both are stale and boring, and whichever one you end up having in the end is still unpleasant.Team Peeta or Team Gale: Why the ‘Hunger Games’ Love Triangle Ruins ‘Mockingjay – Part 1’ | Kevin Fallon | November 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I love living in the country but, to be totally honest, the long, cold, dark winter can be seriously boring.
Trevithick was equally ready with the application of steam-power either for pumping of water or for boring and removing rock.
Trevithick's high-pressure steam boring engine enabled him to penetrate the rock five times as fast as the quarryman's power.
Many years afterwards precisely similar bits for boring wood were patented as new things, and are still used.
After boring for ten hours in the worst of the tremendous sea, he saw a vessel to leeward of him, flying signals of distress.The Chequers | James Runciman
The machines for drilling and boring are the best that money can buy, and the operatives the most skilful to be found anywhere.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
British Dictionary definitions for boring (1 of 2)
the act or process of making or enlarging a hole
the hole made in this way
(often plural) a fragment, particle, chip, etc, produced during boring
British Dictionary definitions for boring (2 of 2)
dull; repetitious; uninteresting
- boringly, adverb
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