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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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    Rank popularity for the word 'boring' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1767

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    Rank popularity for the word 'boring' in Adjectives Frequency: #732

Anagrams for boring »

  1. robing

  2. orbing

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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. 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.

  2. Jerry Stahl:

    SOAPY You know, feisty women never get boring. JOEL Let me tell you something. Boring women get a bad rap. There's a lot to be said for boring women.

  3. Jitarth Jadeja:

    If you'd look in Australian politics, it's boring by comparison, american politics, it's like, it's like a car crash you can't look away from.

  4. Ted Brandt:

    Yieldcos should have been built as boring, fixed-income instruments, but Wall Street couldn't do that, they ended up... packaging them as growth instruments.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    There are no flowers in the Moon; that's why the Moon is a boring place!

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