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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bored, world-wearyadjective

    tired of the world

    "bored with life"; "strolled through the museum with a bored air"

  2. blase, boredadjective

    uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence

    "his blase indifference"; "a petulant blase air"; "the bored gaze of the successful film star"

Wiktionary

  1. boredadjective

    suffering from boredom

  2. boredadjective

    uninterested, without attention

    The piano teacher's bored look betrayed he wasn't paying much attention to his pupil's boringly stereotype rendition of the brilliantly composed etudes

  3. boredadjective

    perforated by a hole or holes (through bioerosion or other)

  4. Etymology: From the verb to bore 'annoy', itself of unknown origin

Wikipedia

  1. bored

    In conventional usage, boredom, ennui, or tedium is an emotional and occasionally psychological state experienced when an individual is left without anything in particular to do, is listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement, is not interested in their surroundings, or feels that a day or period is dull or tedious. It is also understood by scholars as a modern phenomenon which has a cultural dimension. "There is no universally accepted definition of boredom. But whatever it is, researchers argue, it is not simply another name for depression or apathy. It seems to be a specific mental state that people find unpleasant—a lack of stimulation that leaves them craving relief, with a host of behavioral, medical and social consequences." According to BBC News, boredom "...can be a dangerous and disruptive state of mind that damages your health"; yet research "...suggest[s] that without boredom we couldn't achieve our creative feats."In Experience Without Qualities: Boredom and Modernity, Elizabeth Goodstein traces the modern discourse on boredom through literary, philosophical, and sociological texts to find that as "a discursively articulated phenomenon...boredom is at once objective and subjective, emotion and intellectualization—not just a response to the modern world, but also a historically constituted strategy for coping with its discontents." In both conceptions, boredom has to do fundamentally with an experience of time—such as experiencing the slowness of time—and problems of meaning.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bored

    of Bore

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bored' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3207

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bored' in Adjectives Frequency: #805

Anagrams for bored »

  1. robed

  2. orbed

  3. brode

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bored in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bored in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of bored in a Sentence

  1. Tim Pychyl:

    We procrastinate because we give in to feel good, if a task makes me frustrated or bored, avoidance lets me escape those negative emotions.

  2. Haines City Police Department -RRB-:

    During the course of the investigation, a 13-year-old suspect was identified, and admitted to writing the message because she ‘was bored,’.

  3. Simon Nehme:

    We've been on the streets for 14 days. The politicians have been taking this as if nothing's happening, they're stalling to get us bored and tell us to leave the streets. This won't happen.

  4. Gayathri Kumar:

    I really want to work. I came here with a passion to work, not to sit at home, I'm bored, I'm becoming depressed.

  5. Susan Ubogu:

    I was bored with my math class... So I decided to get into programming, i love challenges.

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