bore·​dom | \ ˈbȯr-dəm How to pronounce boredom (audio) \

Definition of boredom

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

Examples of boredom in a Sentence

On days when few customers came to shop, Bob felt overwhelmed by boredom. the boredom of a long car trip
Recent Examples on the Web If your spending strays upon experiencing feelings like anxiousness or boredom, make a plan for those occasions. cleveland, 30 Apr. 2022 Hair travels with us everywhere, providing a reliable way for pullers to ease anxiety and quell boredom. ELLE, 28 Apr. 2022 Burnout and boredom occur because people lack a platform. Adam Herman, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2022 The geography quiz game Globle was a product of quarantine boredom, its popularity a happy side effect. Matt Pearcestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 Macron, through apparent distraction or perhaps mere boredom at the idea of another campaign, has allowed Le Pen to slip into the zone of the possible surprises that once seemed unthinkable. Roger Cohen,, 9 Apr. 2022 To stave off boredom, magicians, jugglers and other carnival act performers, will circulate to entertain the crowd. Diane Bellcolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Apr. 2022 The range is astonishing, and so is her depiction of them: flesh and blood humans evoking boredom, pain, strength, ambivalence and expectation. Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2022 But this idealization of other couples elides how periods of boredom, burden, or dissatisfaction in a partnership are more expectable than worrisome. Joshua Coleman, The Atlantic, 7 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of boredom

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for boredom

bore entry 5 + -dom

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15 May 2022

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“Boredom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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bore·​dom | \ ˈbȯr-dəm How to pronounce boredom (audio) \

Kids Definition of boredom

: the state of being bored

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