boring

adjective
bor·​ing | \ ˈbȯr-iŋ How to pronounce boring (audio) \

Definition of boring

: causing weariness and restlessness through lack of interest : causing boredom : tiresome a boring lecture

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Other Words from boring

boringly \ ˈbȯr-​iŋ-​lē How to pronounce boringly (audio) \ adverb
boringness noun

Examples of boring in a Sentence

I find her books totally boring. I wish this book weren't so boring; I keep falling asleep whenever I try to read it.

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Other people find these forced social interactions fake, unnecessary or boring. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Tired mom wants to skip teen years," 3 July 2019 Other people find these forced social interactions fake, unnecessary, or boring. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Tired mom wants to skip teen years," 3 July 2019 For supremely hot days, stay cool by tying up your tresses with a plaid scrunchie instead of a boring old hair elastic. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "15 Practical Hair Accessories to Wear at the Beach and Beyond," 3 July 2019 Other people find these forced social interactions fake, unnecessary, or boring. Dear Abby, oregonlive.com, "Ask Amy: Mom is exhausted and wants to skip parenting her third teen," 3 July 2019 Other people find these forced social interactions fake, unnecessary, or boring. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Tired mom wants to skip her daughter’s teen years," 3 July 2019 Other people find these forced social interactions fake, unnecessary, or boring. Amy Dickinson, The Mercury News, "Ask Amy: Single mom with mouthy teen is ready to abandon parenting," 3 July 2019 Marvel has long had a problem with bland and boring villains, who don’t seem to have believable human motivations. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Spider-Man: Far From Home turns a class-conscious hero into a tech bro," 3 July 2019 And Holland continues to earn his Spidey stripes with his delicate, teenaged juggle of excited and awkward, in spite of this outing taking his character in some boring directions. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Spider-Man: Far from Home," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of boring

1785, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for boring

from present participle of bore entry 6

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The first known use of boring was in 1785

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boring

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of boring

: dull and uninteresting : causing boredom

boring

adjective
bor·​ing | \ ˈbȯr-iŋ How to pronounce boring (audio) \

Kids Definition of boring

: dull and uninteresting

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