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. Carol Channing:

    Boring, oh well, I still meet with friends and I’m enjoying life at 97 here in Palm Springs. They are trying to establish a new theater here in the desert, and if they raise enough money I understand they might be calling it The Carol Channing Playhouse. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? What an honor that would be.

  2. Maxim Behar:

    Live communication, live contact, and live presentation are becoming increasingly dominants in our lives, let alone in our business. So everything that's not live is doomed to quickly become already known, obsolete, and boring.

  3. Julie Burchill:

    Now the whole dizzying and delirious range of sexual possibilities has been boiled down to that one big, boring, bulimic word. RELATIONSHIP.

  4. Athena Athena:

    Sometimes I pretend to be normal. But it gets boring ,so I go back to being me.

  5. Stephen Vizinczey:

    Most bad books get that way because their authors are engaged in trying to justify themselves. If a vain author is an alcoholic, then the most sympathetically portrayed character in his book will be an alcoholic. This sort of thing is very boring for outsiders.

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