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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.

ChatGPT

  1. bored

    Feeling uninterested or disinterested in something due to lack of excitement, stimulation or engagement; a state of weariness and restlessness often resulting from lack of activity or interest.

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. Meredith Lukas:

    So many Virginia schools have remained closed and it is incredibly frustrating to have them toying with the idea of reducing the rigor in math of all things. i really like my math class right now because it’s the right level for me but I know if it was easier, I’d be very bored and would not enjoy it.

  2. Zhao Tong:

    It’s good money, 10,000 yuan ($1,540) per trip, but the quarantine bored me to tears, so I didn’t want to do more trips.

  3. Kelly Clarkson:

    I got real bored, my husband was like, ‘Oh God, you need to do something, Kelly.'.

  4. Laine Nooney:

    You have to change the formula or else people do get bored, while the fan pushback can indicate they just want things to be the same, if you look at the numbers, we wind up figuring out that that's actually not true. Changes extend the fan base.

  5. Estefani Armanzor:

    The only thing missing is the popcorn, we are in quarantine and the children are very bored.

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