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boring

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

causing weariness, restlessness, or lack of interest
  • I wish this book weren't so boring; I keep falling asleep whenever I try to read it

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boring

verb (1)
present participle of bore

Synonyms & Antonyms of boring (Entry 2 of 3)

1 to make a hole or series of holes in
  • some woodpecker bored holes in our tree in the backyard

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2 to force one's way
  • with some effort, she bored through the throng of yelling protestors

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boring

verb (2)
present participle of bore

Synonyms & Antonyms of boring (Entry 3 of 3)

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The first known use of boring was in 1785

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“Boring.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/boring. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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