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


bore +‎ -dom (Wiktionary)



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