boredom

noun bore·dom \ ˈbȯr-dəm \
|Updated on: 11 Aug 2018

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

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

  2. the boredom of a long car trip

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Origin and Etymology of boredom


BOREDOM Defined for English Language Learners

boredom

Definition of boredom for English Language Learners

  • : the state of being bored


BOREDOM Defined for Kids

boredom

noun bore·dom \ ˈbȯr-dəm \

Definition of boredom for Students

: the state of being bored


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