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


  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


  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

How to pronounce boredom?

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  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. Lewis Hamilton:

    I do like flying, i don’t like being in one place... If I go home, I die of boredom. I like moving, being in different places and seeing different people. For sure I ’ll be doing a little bit of traveling.

  2. Lewis Mumford:

    By his very success in inventing labor-saving devices, modern man has manufactured an abyss of boredom that only the privileged classes in earlier civilizations have ever fathomed.

  3. James Bridie:

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

  4. Heinrich Heine:

    I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom.

  5. Chetan Dube:

    A large part of your brain is shackled by the boredom and drudgery of everyday existence, you have to drive a car, vacuum the floor or take the garbage out. But imagine if technology could come along and take care of all these mundane chores for you, and allow you to indulge in the forms of creative expression that only the human brain can indulge in. What a beautiful world we would be able to create around us.

Images & Illustrations of boredom

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