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.

ChatGPT

  1. boring

    Boring is a term used to describe something that is not interesting, tedious, dull, or monotonous. It can refer to an activity, event, object, person or place that lacks excitement, variety or stimulating characteristics, often leading to a feeling of fatigue or dissatisfaction.

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

Wikidata

  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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BORING

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Boring is ranked #5986 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Boring surname appeared 5,746 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Boring.

    94.1% or 5,410 total occurrences were White.
    2.6% or 154 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.4% or 84 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 38 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 31 total occurrences were Black.
    0.5% or 29 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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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. 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. Martin Kaymer:

    It's not boring. Every single hole you have to think and be very creative. I enjoy it. It was a proper test, the wind was blowing from every direction.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    They are the longest, most boring discussions in the history of politics.

  3. George Lucas:

    A special effect is a tool, a means of telling a story. A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing.

  4. George Bryan:

    We love golf, but most people think it's kind of boring, we're providing something that's a little different. We're bringing a kind of hip, fun way to view golf and hope that it brings in a younger demographic. We want them to say: 'That's fun, I wanna go try the game'.

  5. Pano Anthos:

    People don’t hang out, because the stores are boring, store engagement gives the consumer a reason to be there beyond simply buying an object.

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