adjective bor·ing \ˈbr-iŋ\

: dull and uninteresting : causing boredom

Full Definition of BORING

:  causing boredom :  tiresome <a boring lecture>
bor·ing·ly \-iŋ-lē\ adverb
bor·ing·ness noun

Examples of BORING

  1. I find her books totally boring.
  2. <I wish this book weren't so boring; I keep falling asleep whenever I try to read it.>

First Known Use of BORING


Related to BORING

arid, colorless, drab, dreary, drudging, dry, dull, dusty, flat, heavy, ho-hum, humdrum, jading, jejune, leaden, mind-numbing, monochromatic, monotonous, numbing, old, pedestrian, ponderous, slow, stale, stodgy, stuffy, stupid, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, wearisome, weary, wearying
absorbing, engaging, engrossing, gripping, interesting, intriguing, involving, riveting

Rhymes with BORING

BORING Defined for Kids


adjective bor·ing \ˈbr-iŋ\

Definition of BORING for Kids

:  dull and uninteresting
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