from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The condition of being bored; ennui.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being bored.
- n. An instance or period of a state of being bored; a variety of bored state.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being bored, or pestered; a state of ennui.
- n. The realm of bores; bores, collectively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being a bore, or the tendency to become tiresome and uninteresting.
- n. The state of being bored; tedium; ennui.
- n. Bores collectively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the feeling of being bored by something tedious
The English word "boredom" didn't come into popular use until the 19th century.
Inspirationin the ordinary: For Aubert, boredom is a precious commodity.
Leave my grandparents to rot in boredom and misery?
Whether we are dealing with the living-room, the bedroom or the hallway, boredom is left out and surprising elements are added in order to create pleasant spaces.
My dreams became an exercise in boredom, though I was actually impressed with my imagination and its ability to create so many characters, even if they were stock and repetitive.
Infotainment strives to avoid anything with intellectual content, as boredom is not a fungible commodity.
'The cure for boredom is curiosity, there is no known cure for curiosity' Mrs Parker
But that 99% boredom is completely overshadowed by that 1% of sheer terror.
The early musing on boredom is soon displaced by a sometimes sweet, but generally sour love story.
Now if, like me, you're having Thanksgiving with a bunch of economists, boredom is not an issue.