Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Bored'
- tired of the world; "bored with life"; "strolled through the museum with a bored air" [syn: world-weary]
- uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence; "his blase indifference"; "a petulent blase air"; "the bored gaze of the successful film star" [syn: blase]
- Bore \Bore\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bored; p. pr. & vb. n.
Boring.] [OE. borien, AS. borian; akin to Icel. bora, Dan.
bore, D. boren, OHG. por?n, G. bohren, L. forare, Gr. ? to
plow, Zend bar. [root]91.]
- To perforate or penetrate, as a solid body, by turning an auger, gimlet, drill, or other instrument; to make a round hole in or through; to pierce; as, to bore a plank. I'll believe as soon this whole earth may be bored. --Shak.
- To form or enlarge by means of a boring instrument or apparatus; as, to bore a steam cylinder or a gun barrel; to bore a hole. Short but very powerful jaws, by means whereof the insect can bore, as with a centerbit, a cylindrical passage through the most solid wood. --T. W. Harris.
- To make (a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; as, to bore one's way through a crowd; to force a narrow and difficult passage through. ``What bustling crowds I bored.'' --Gay.
- To weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to trouble; to vex; to annoy; to pester. He bores me with some trick. --Shak. Used to come and bore me at rare intervals. --Carlyle.
- To befool; to trick. [Obs.] I am abused, betrayed; I am laughed at, scorned, Baffled and bored, it seems. --Beau. & Fl.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Bored'
Boredom is an emotional state experienced during periods lacking activity or when individuals are uninterested in their surroundings. The first recorded use of the word boredom is in the novel Bleak House by Charles Dickens, written in 1852, The French word for boredom, ennui, is sometimes heard in English, too.
Boredom has been defined by C. D. Fisher in terms of its central psychological processes: “an unpleasant, transient affective state in which the individual feels a pervasive lack of interest in and difficulty concentrating on the current activity.”
There are three types of boredom, all of which involve problems of engagement of attention. These include times when we are prevented from engaging in some wanted activity, when we are forced to engage in some unwanted activity, or when we are simply unable, for no apparent reason, to maintain engagement in any activity or spectacle. Although boredom is often viewed as a trivial and mild irritant, proneness to boredom has been linked to a very diverse range of possible psychological, physical, educational, and social problems.[See more about Bored at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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'Bored' in famous quotation sentence
* 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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