boredom

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noun bore·dom \ˈbȯr-dəm\

Definition of boredom

  1. :  the state of being weary and restless through lack of interest <the boredom of a long car trip>

Examples of boredom in a sentence

  1. On days when few customers came to shop, Bob felt overwhelmed by boredom.

  2. the boredom of a long car trip

Origin and Etymology of boredom

5bore + -dom


First Known Use: 1853


BOREDOM Defined for English Language Learners

boredom

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noun bore·dom \ˈbȯr-dəm\

Definition of boredom for English Language Learners

  • : the state of being bored


BOREDOM Defined for Kids

boredom

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noun bore·dom \ˈbȯr-dəm\

Definition of boredom for Students

  1. :  the state of being bored



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