What does boring mean?

Definitions for boringˈbɔr ɪŋ, ˈboʊr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word boring.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. drilling, boring(noun)

    the act of drilling

  2. boring, drilling, oil production(adj)

    the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum

  3. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. boring(Noun)

    A pit or hole which has been bored.

  2. boring(Adjective)

    That which incites boredom in a person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boring

    of Bore

  2. Boring(noun)

    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

  3. Boring(noun)

    a hole made by boring

  4. Boring(noun)

    the chips or fragments made by boring

Freebase

  1. 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.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'boring' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1767

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'boring' in Adjectives Frequency: #732

Anagrams for boring »

  1. robing

  2. orbing

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of boring in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of boring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles de Montesquieu:

    An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.

  2. Jerry Stahl:

    SOAPY You know, feisty women never get boring. JOEL Let me tell you something. Boring women get a bad rap. There's a lot to be said for boring women.

  3. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens.

  4. Marya Mannes:

    If American men are obsessed with money, American women are obsessed with weight. The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss, and I do not know which talk is the more boring.

  5. Andre Berto:

    Have you ever seen a boring Andre Berto fight? Everyone needs to question Floyd, every time I fight it's exciting. Every time Pacquiao fights it's exciting. There's one common denominator that's making it (boring).

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