Definitions for boringˈbɔr ɪŋ, ˈboʊr-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bor•ingˈbɔr ɪŋ, ˈboʊr-(n.)
the act or process of making or enlarging a hole. the hole so made.
borings, the chips, fragments, or dust produced in boring.
Origin of boring:
bor•ingˈbɔr ɪŋ, ˈboʊr-(adj.)
causing or marked by boredom; tedious; tiresome.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of boring:
the act of drilling
boring, drilling, oil production(adj)
the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome(adj)
so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
"a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
boring(adjective)ˈbɔr ɪŋ, ˈboʊr-
Standing in line is so boring.; a boring book
A pit or hole which has been bored.
That which incites boredom in a person.
the act or process of one who, or that which, bores; as, the boring of cannon; the boring of piles and ship timbers by certain marine mollusks
a hole made by boring
the chips or fragments made by boring
Boring is an unincorporated community located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, on Oregon Route 212. It is approximately eight miles south of Gresham and about the same distance from Clackamas, both suburbs of Portland. The town is roughly twenty-two miles southeast from downtown Portland.
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'boring' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1767
Rank popularity for the word 'boring' in Adjectives Frequency: #732
Translations for boring
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a boring job; This book is boring.
- مُمل، مُضجرArabic
- tediosoPortuguese (BR)
- ανιαρός, βαρετόςGreek
- کسل کنندهFarsi
- उबाऊ, नीरसHindi
- kjedelig, langtekkeligNorwegian
- کسل کنندهPersian
- ستړی کوونکیPashto
- otravný, nudnýSlovak
- sıkıcı, can sıkıcıTurkish
- 令人厭倦的Chinese (Trad.)
- دق کرنے ولا ، پریشان کنUrdu
- sự nhạt nhẽoVietnamese
- 令人厌烦的Chinese (Simp.)
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