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boring1

[bawr-ing, bohr-]
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adjective
  1. causing or marked by boredom: a boring discussion; to have a boring time.
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Origin of boring1

First recorded in 1835–45; bore1 + -ing2
Related formsbor·ing·ly, adverbbor·ing·ness, noun

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dull, tiresome, tedious.
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boring1

noun
    1. the act or process of making or enlarging a hole
    2. the hole made in this way
  1. (often plural) a fragment, particle, chip, etc, produced during boring
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boring2

adjective
  1. dull; repetitious; uninteresting
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Derived Formsboringly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for boringly

boring

adj.

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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