- causing or marked by boredom: a boring discussion; to have a boring time.
Origin of boring1
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dull, tiresome, tedious.
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Examples from the Web for boringly
So I enrolled right away for programming classes, and found them boringly abstracted.Vikram Chandra Is A Novelist Who's Obsessed With Writing Computer Code
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Witness Kate Middleton, who drives the most boringly middle class car in Britain—a German-made Audi A3.Prince Harry's Vegas Harley Adventure
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The night was quiet, boringly so, and for several hours, we walked around, waiting for something to happen.The Amazing Superheroes of New York City
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Switzerland has a PR system as well, and the country has probably the most boringly stable politics in Europe.How to Fix Britain's Disastrous Election
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- 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
- dull; repetitious; uninteresting
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Word Origin and History for boringly
mid-15c., "action of piercing," from bore (v.). From 1853 in reference to animals that bore; 1840 in the sense "wearying, causing ennui."
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