What does boring mean?

Definitions for boring
ˈbɔr ɪŋ, ˈboʊr-bor·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drilling, boring(noun)

    the act of drilling

  2. boring, drilling, oil production(adj)

    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, wearisome(adj)

    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. boring(Noun)

    A pit or hole which has been bored.

  2. boring(Adjective)

    That which incites boredom in a person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boring

    of Bore

  2. Boring(noun)

    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. Boring(noun)

    a hole made by boring

  4. Boring(noun)

    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.

British National Corpus

  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. robing

  2. orbing

How to pronounce boring?

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How to say boring in sign language?

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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. Margaret Court:

    I think women's tennis is a little bit boring with just hitting up and down all the time, i hope it goes back more to the artistry side of volleying. Billie Jean( King) and I were much more aggressive I think than a lot of players today.

  2. President Trump:

    The [ National Football League ] games are so boring now that actually, I ’m glad I did n’t get the Bills. Boring games, too many flags, too soft !

  3. Bill Clinton , 69:

    They’re running against a cartoon. Cartoons are two-dimensional, they’re easy to absorb. Life in the real world is complicated and real change is hard, and a lot of people even think it’s boring.

  4. 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.

  5. Edward Verall Lucas:

    The art of life is to show your hand. There is no diplomacy like candor. You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well gained if you do. Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.

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