[ bawr-ing ]
/ ˈbɔr ɪŋ /
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OTHER WORDS FROM boringbor·ing·ly, adverbbor·ing·ness, noun
Other definitions for boring (2 of 2)
[ bawr-ing, bohr- ]
/ ˈbɔr ɪŋ, ˈboʊr- /
- 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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Because that does add gasoline to the fire when there is misinformation or lies that spread, because the truth can be boring.Why the Left Had to Steal the Right’s Dark-Money Playbook (Bonus Episode)|Sudhir Venkatesh|October 31, 2020|Freakonomics
I thought that’d be very boring—and, also, not my place to say.Justin Simien talks ‘Bad Hair,’ following his genre obsessions, and getting ‘free as hell’ in ’80s horror satire|Isaac Feldberg|October 22, 2020|Fortune
Connick is actually the most exciting choice Idol could have made, by virtue of its very boringness.Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. Will Save ‘American Idol’|Kevin Fallon|September 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Ian McEwan: Well, I think one way… I think you have to develop a carapace of boringness.Hanging Out with Ian McEwan: Full Transcript|The Daily Beast Video|April 14, 2010|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for boring (1 of 2)
/ (ˈbɔːrɪŋ) /
- 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)
/ (ˈbɔːrɪŋ) /
dull; repetitious; uninteresting
Derived forms of boringboringly, adverb
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