\ˈbȯrd \

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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There are people who can go to a march and just feel bored and annoyed and go home. Sean Illing, Vox, "How to protest Trump," 8 Nov. 2018 Just a handful of bored young Russians serving warm Bud at $5.57 a pop. Steven Shundich,, "World Cup 2018: Dispatches from TML Mobster/Guest Hemingway in Russia, Episode 2," 4 July 2018 Prank calls have long been the domain of of radio shock jocks and bored juveniles. Kevin Kelleher, Fortune, "'Stuttering John' Prank Call to Trump May Be Funny, but the White House's Lax Communications Security Is Not," 29 June 2018 Description: Sandra Oh plays a bored MI5 desk jockey who stumbles into investigating a brilliant, soulless assassin (Jodie Comer). Trenesha N Striggles, azcentral, "Here's the shows you should binge-watch while it's hot outside," 27 June 2018 And point the fact there are moral costs to not enforcing the bored and there are moral costs to separating children. Fox News, "Trump and media clash over border," 25 June 2018 He was considered competitive chiefly as a result of bored journalists’ efforts to inject drama into the yawnathon of Mrs Clinton’s slow-walk to the nomination. The Economist, "Berned out," 7 June 2018 The emotional trajectory of summer vacation is typically a straight line from euphoric that school’s out to bored without school’s structure. Lauren Mccutcheon,, "Where to take your kids in Philadelphia this summer," 6 June 2018 Ellie's new owners should prioritize obedience training as Ellie is a very intelligent dog who becomes bored when she's not stimulated enough. Peggy Calhoun, idahostatesman, "Ada County Pet of the Week: Ellie | Idaho Statesman," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of bored

1823, in the meaning defined above

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