What does boring mean?

Definitions for boring
ˈbɔr ɪŋ, ˈboʊr-bor·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drilling, boringnoun

    the act of drilling

  2. boring, drilling, oil productionadjective

    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, wearisomeadjective

    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. boringnoun

    A pit or hole which has been bored.

  2. boringadjective

    That which incites boredom in a person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boring

    of Bore

  2. Boringnoun

    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. Boringnoun

    a hole made by boring

  4. Boringnoun

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. boring

    In Arctic seas, the operation of forcing the ship through loose ice under a heavy press of sail; at least attempting the chance of advantage of cracks or openings in the pack.

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  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. orbing

  2. robing

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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

Examples of boring in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Richard Stewart:

    I went into my closet and picked out a plain, off-the-rack, boring, dark blue suit, i ’d wear that suit to every Council meeting until someone noticed, until someone commented on it. I told nobody.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    A life without trouble and tragedy is boring and not a plot for comedy.

  4. Mark Galeotti:

    Usually it is relatively easy to get a pistol or anything up to an assault rifle, but it is much harder to get an RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) or a machine gun or the boring things like spare parts for the above. You actually need to have a proper war for these sorts of things to become available and, lo and behold, you have a proper war.

  5. Lauren Gardner:

    He's gotten to play some pretty major roles in some really central problems to the society for someone that's six months into a degree program, i keep telling him that he needs to not get used to this and it's not normal. And [ that ] the rest of his PhD experience is going to be really boring, but I don't think he believes me.

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