Boring - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbɔːrɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word boring
Brit.  |ˈbɔːrɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word boring
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to bore


- the act of drilling (syn: drilling)
- the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum (syn: drilling)


- so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness (syn: dull, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome)
a boring evening with uninteresting people

Extra examples

I find her books totally boring.

...I wish this book weren't so boring; I keep falling asleep whenever I try to read it....

Boring has become a fine art.

It was boring to sit there without anything to do.

Her husband is about the most boring person I've ever met.

The job was dull and boring.

The beginning and ending of the movie were good, but the middle was pretty boring.

He celebrated his escape from his boring job with a long vacation.

The director's use of the usual romantic conventions made the film boring and predictable.

Copying down the numbers is a boring and mechanical job.

He began to resent the compulsory attendance at the boring factory meetings.

...there's an occasional interstice in the tedium, but most of the novel is boring...

...underwear has got to be the most boring thing that one could ever receive as a birthday present!...

...some food critics have dismissed that chef's version of French cuisine as beige and boring...

A man has no unlimited privilege of boring other people.

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