What does boredom mean?

Definitions for boredom
ˈbɔr dəm, ˈboʊr-bore·dom

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boredom, ennui, tedium(noun)

    the feeling of being bored by something tedious

Wiktionary

  1. boredom(Noun)

    The state of being bored.

  2. boredom(Noun)

    An instance or period of a state of being bored; a variety of bored state.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boredom(noun)

    the state of being bored, or pestered; a state of ennui

  2. Boredom(noun)

    the realm of bores; bores, collectively

Freebase

  1. Boredom

    Boredom is an emotional state experienced when an individual is left without anything in particular to do, and not interested in their surroundings. The first recorded use of the word boredom is in the novel Bleak House by Charles Dickens, written in 1852, in which it appears six times, although the expression to be a bore had been used in the sense of "to be tiresome or dull" since 1768. The French term for boredom, ennui, is sometimes used in English as well.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. boredom

    1. The essential nature of monogamy. 2. A period or rest between I Did and I Will. 3. A state of divine revelation wherein for a single moment we are carried by the giant of Eternal Inutility to the abysms and summits of the perpetual Nix. (The word _boredom_ comes from Bore, a tired son of Noah. After the subsidence of the waters, Bore wandered about the earth, yawning and gaping and stretching, for at that time malaria oozed from many stagnant pools. Finally, absolutely exhausted, Bore, being afraid to be down on the damp and slimy soil, rested on the seventh day on his own bean, hence boredom.)

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Boredom

    A psychological state resulting from any activity that lacks motivation, or from enforced continuance in an uninteresting situation.

Anagrams for boredom »

  1. broomed

  2. bedroom

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  1. Alex
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of boredom in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of boredom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of boredom in a Sentence

  1. James Bridie:

    Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character.

  2. John Mayer:

    The level feels like boredom at first. But if you stick with it, the line straightens out and it goes kind of low, you're like,' Oh, I'm not having these high highs.' But if you work, you can bring the whole line up.

  3. Erich Fromm:

    The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots. True enough, robots do not rebel. But given man's nature, robots cannot live and remain sane, they become Golems, they will destroy their world and themselves because they cannot stand any longer the boredom of a meaningless life.

  4. Eli Epstein:

    It's a mixture of boredom and anxiety, we're cut off from our lives, our friends, our extended families. We're stuck at home.

  5. Henry Miller:

    The life of a creator is not the only life nor perhaps the most interesting which a man leads. There is a time for play and a time for work, a time for creation and a time for lying fallow. And there is a time, glorious too in its own way, when one scarcely exists, when one is a complete void. I mean -- when boredom seems the very stuff of life.

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