bored

adjective
\ ˈbȯrd How to pronounce bored (audio) \

Definition of bored

: filled with or characterized by boredom had never been more bored in her life a bored voice Bobbi slouched back against the cushions doing her best impression of a bored teenager …— Ingrid Law

Examples of bored in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In other words, the brand suffered the fate of every fad: The cool kids grew bored with it. Meredith Blakestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2022 In the show, the star helps homeowners who are bored with their bland home interiors try something more adventurous. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 4 Apr. 2022 Sure, some may find all the LEDs gaudy, and others will get bored with them after a few days. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 4 Mar. 2022 By the mid-’90s, there were rumors that Mr. Mugler had become bored with fashion. New York Times, 23 Jan. 2022 Anyone else struggle with feeling lonely/bored throughout your work days while working from home? Jack Kelly, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2022 In the fall of 2020, while quarantined and bored, Gavin Ruta and Carlos Juico started a podcast. Amos Barshad, Rolling Stone, 15 Feb. 2022 While Rocksroy was off on Exile Island thanking God for giving him a break from his bored, naggy wife, the rest of the tribe was busy alliance (and friendship) building. Dalton Ross, EW.com, 14 Apr. 2022 The best part is that everyone is always playing at the same time, for every round, so there's no getting bored while waiting for your turn. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 13 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bored

1823, in the meaning defined above

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14 May 2022

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“Bored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bored. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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