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

Other Words from boring

boringly \ ˈbȯr-​iŋ-​lē How to pronounce boring (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.
Recent Examples on the Web Truth be told, there’s scarcely a more boring place on earth to be than a movie set, where people spend most of their time waiting, and scenes are repeated over and over again. Peter Debruge, Variety, 31 Mar. 2022 For those of us used to watching fast games like soccer or tennis, bracciale can seem boring, says Cungi. Julia Buckley, CNN, 1 Feb. 2022 The floor briefly toyed with the idea of breaking the Guinness World Record for longest amount of time spent on a bus, but that seemed boring. Rory Appleton, USA TODAY, 25 Jan. 2022 The floor briefly toyed with the idea of breaking the Guinness World Record for longest amount of time spent on a bus, but that seemed boring. Rory Appleton, The Indianapolis Star, 21 Jan. 2022 Suddenly, a simple beanie or headband never seemed so boring! Christian Allaire, Vogue, 23 Nov. 2021 While viewers might find Jarvis to be a bit of a mystery to begin with, she could never be accused of being boring. Amy Mackelden, ELLE, 25 Aug. 2022 Unsurprisingly, not one of the half-dozen players interviewed thinks the game is boring. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Aug. 2022 This doesn't mean the room has to be boring, however. Sarah Egge, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Aug. 2022 See More

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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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19 Sep 2022

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“Boring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boring. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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More Definitions for boring

boring

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

Kids Definition of boring

: dull and uninteresting

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