from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of bore. A bored woman selling souvenirs in Moscow.
  • adj. suffering from boredom
  • adj. uninterested, without attention
  • adj. perforated by a hole or holes (through bioerosion or other)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. tired of the world; bored with life.
  • adj. uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence. Opposite of interested.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. tired of the world
  • adj. uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence


From the verb to bore 'annoy', itself of unknown origin (Wiktionary)



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  • Saaaay...that's a fine list! On the other hand, I'll bet you could drum up an even finer one on an open Wordnik list. ;-)

    December 2, 2009

  • Well...I'm never going to be bored again, not with this fantastic list. I mean, who wouldn't want to do these things! I never thought exercising and exorcised ghost would be so fun!

    November 30, 2009

  • It's possible. All old, lascivious men get depressed now and then.

    August 5, 2008

  • Well, it is still using hand tools, so that's a bit promising.

    August 5, 2008

  • WeirdNet has a very bleak outlook on this one. I'm getting worried; do you think he's suffering depression?

    August 5, 2008

  • Haha! Sadly, probably no one here would get it....

    August 5, 2008

  • *thinks about going around to the other cubicles and doing this*

    August 5, 2008

  • Bored at work? Politely remind your colleagues not to play with drills.

    August 5, 2008

  • Uhh... not a chance. But nice try. :)

    August 5, 2008

  • C_b, how can you be bored when schadenfreudgeon is dying to be listed?

    August 5, 2008

  • What if you're bored at work? (Like I am right now.)

    August 5, 2008

  • 'The man who lets himself be bored is more contemptible than the bore.' -Samuel Butler

    February 19, 2008