: 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 the grand tradition of literary children sent away during wars, Mahito is bored and miserable in his idyllic new home, occupied by a cluster of chattering grannies who tend to the house. Alissa Wilkinson, New York Times, 21 Nov. 2023 The buyers are swiped over in dating apps, widowed, divorced or bored, eager to pay for the illusion of intimacy with an otherwise unattainable match. Drew Harwell, Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2023 Omegle, the video-chatting platform favored by bored teens and perverts that randomly paired users around the world, shut down on Wednesday night after nearly 14 years in operation, according to a farewell message posted by the site’s owner. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 9 Nov. 2023 Critics and audiences felt cheated by the title and grew bored with the repetitive and monotonous film. Keith Langston, Peoplemag, 13 Oct. 2023 Things are tense and Lana is bored and miserable until Jack, who has a part-time job guiding kayak tours, discovers a dead body. Karen MacPherson, Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2023 Things had already been going well, but Cameo was supercharged by the pandemic, when both celebs and customers were bored and seeking connection. Sapna Maheshwari, New York Times, 20 Oct. 2023 Briefly stated, a catfish is an online romance scam where scammers — many from very remote locations — prey on lonely, bored or broken people. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2023 Another tour guide, a young congressional intern, pointed her charges to the small cadre of bored reporters pressed against the back wall of the foyer. Grace Segers, The New Republic, 12 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bored was in 1823

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“Bored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bored. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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