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Bored Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence; "his blase indifference"; "a petulent blase air"; "the bored gaze of the successful film star"
  • tired of the world; "bored with life"; "strolled through the museum with a bored air"

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Bored Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Boredom is an emotional state that comes when a person has nothing to do, and is not interested in anything. To stop boredom, most people do something to occupy or amuse themselves.

The first known use of the word boredom is in the novel Bleak House by Charles Dickens, written in 1852,

Psychologically, boredom is a bad state in which the person feels a deep lack of interest in what is going on around them, and where it is hard to focus.



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'Bored' example sentence in quotations


* There is a vast world of work out there in this country, where at least 111 million people are employed in this country alone--many of whom are bored out of their minds. All day long. Not for nothing is their motto TGIF -- 'Thank God It's Friday.' They live for the weekends, when they can go do what they really want to do. - Richard Nelson Bolles

* Author A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenting generations to come. - Montesquieu

* Are you bored with life Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours. - Dale Carnegie


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Bored Sample Sentences in News


  • 'Real' Captain Kirk bored with boardroom battles
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  • With 'Ouija' you'll be bored
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