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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

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Sophia takes over caring for Jeannie, and neither is lonely and bored anymore. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, "After fun in the sun, settle in with one of these good reads for little ones," 23 June 2019 Griffin was — well, let’s just say it — a little bored. Washington Post, "She’s worked for four presidents and says it’s a privilege — no matter who is in office," 22 June 2019 The culture gets bored when the talk turns to spiritual impoverishment, fraying familial bonds, anomie. Kyle Smith, National Review, "The Millennial Who Rejects Hipness and Irony," 14 June 2019 Um, because duchesses get bored with their hair color just like the rest of us, that's why. Marci Robin, Allure, "Kate Middleton Just Brightened Up Her Hair Color With Caramel Highlights for Summer," 14 June 2019 They’re right, but only in that, pretty soon, someone is going to get bored or restless and decide to rock the boat. Belinda Luscombe, Marie Claire, "Your Partner's Annoying Habits Are Pushing You to the Edge—Here's How Not to Break Up," 21 May 2019 Saxby grew bored with the player vs. environment nature of EQ and wanted to shift his guild’s focus instead to the player vs. player element. Andy Patrizio, Ars Technica, "EverQuest’s long, strange 20-year trip still has no end in sight," 6 June 2019 According to Us Weekly, Pitt seemed bored at the beginning of the auction, but perked up when the chance to geek out with Clarke went up for bidding. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Brad Pitt Was Willing to Spend $120,000 to Watch 'Game of Thrones' with Emilia Clarke," 7 Jan. 2018 But through a combination of politics and a second look at technology, the tunnel option made a comeback. New technology suggested that a deep-bored tunnel could be cheaper than once thought. Michelle Baruchman, The Seattle Times, "A look back at the Alaskan Way Viaduct as its demise — and the new Highway 99 tunnel — draw near," 7 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of bored

1823, in the meaning defined above

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