Definitions

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  • adj. boring, uninteresting

Etymologies

bore +‎ -some (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But it was a very ancient and boresome experience to Collins.

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  • October 8, 2008 at 2:33 pm yah. dat be full of notwin and boresome.

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  • When this was over with, some rope dancers came in and a very boresome fool stood holding a ladder, ordering his boy to dance from rung to rung, and finally at the top, all this to the music of popular airs; then the boy was compelled to jump through blazing hoops while grasping a huge wine jar with his teeth.

    Satyricon

  • Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosaic, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill.

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  • To tell in detail of the next few days would be boresome to any who have not tasted the dire slavery of dope.

    The Moon of Skulls

  • The task was more boresome than he had thought for.

    The Moon of Skulls

  • To the pugnacious Trimble, a duty normally boresome proved welcome.

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  • Though he knew most of the rangers found it boresome when the Captain started in lecturing, he himself enjoyed hearing about the battles Captain Scull described.

    Comanche Moon

  • I enjoy cards and whoring, but even cards and whoring can grow boresome.

    Comanche Moon

  • Long Bill had the boresome habit of asking questions to which the answers were obvious.

    Comanche Moon

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  • With the years, Miss Nicholl grew no less flat in the purse and no more delightful to the eye, and it is a boresome business to go on and on feeling tenderness for one whose luck never changes.
    —Dorothy Parker, 'The Bolt behind the Blue'

    November 12, 2008