Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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  • adjective tired of the world
  • adjective uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • As we have seen, it can be very difficult to distinguish between a gifted student who is genuinely bored with the pace of the regular curriculum and an underachiever who uses the term bored to describe her inner state of anxiety and emptiness.

    The Unmotivated Child

  • As we have seen, it can be very difficult to distinguish between a gifted student who is genuinely bored with the pace of the regular curriculum and an underachiever who uses the term bored to describe her inner state of anxiety and emptiness.

    The Unmotivated Child

  • As we have seen, it can be very difficult to distinguish between a gifted student who is genuinely bored with the pace of the regular curriculum and an underachiever who uses the term bored to describe her inner state of anxiety and emptiness.

    The Unmotivated Child

  • The word "bored" is listed in Webster's dictionary as an adjective meaning weary and restless through lack of interest.

    Nancy Colier: The New Epidemic: Chronic Boredom

  • Roweena returned her attention to her parchment, her expression bored.

    Brush of Darkness

  • The word "bored" is listed in Webster's dictionary as an adjective meaning weary and restless through lack of interest.

    Nancy Colier: The New Epidemic: Chronic Boredom

  • Roweena returned her attention to her parchment, her expression bored.

    Brush of Darkness

  • The word "bored" is listed in Webster's dictionary as an adjective meaning weary and restless through lack of interest.

    Nancy Colier: The New Epidemic: Chronic Boredom

  • The word "bored" is listed in Webster's dictionary as an adjective meaning weary and restless through lack of interest.

    Nancy Colier: The New Epidemic: Chronic Boredom

  • He was careful to keep his legs casually thrown out in front of him, his expression bored.

    Bloodstream

Comments

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

    February 19, 2008

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

    August 5, 2008

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

    August 5, 2008

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

    August 5, 2008

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

    August 5, 2008

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

    August 5, 2008

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

    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

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

    August 5, 2008

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

    August 5, 2008