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[mass noun] The state of feeling bored.‘I'll die of boredom if I live that long’
weariness, ennui, lack of enthusiasm, lack of interest, lack of concern, apathy, uninterestedness, unconcern, languor, sluggishness, accidie, malaise, world-wearinessfrustration, dissatisfaction, restlessness, restivenesstedium, tediousness, dullness, monotony, repetitiveness, lack of variety, lack of variation, flatness, blandness, sameness, uniformity, routine, humdrum, dreariness, lack of excitementdeadlinesssameynessView synonyms
- ‘There was certainly no boredom at the Varsity match in Cambridge on Saturday.’
- ‘I read somewhere the other day about boredom being necessary for creativity.’
- ‘We fear boredom, yet it is from boredom that real and productive imaginative play is spawned.’
- ‘They are paintings about boredom and the consolation of invented pleasures.’
- ‘Sometimes a long period of whittling away at the front-runner can lead to boredom and apathy.’
- ‘Emotional eating is a big problem for lots of people, and so is eating out of boredom, or habit.’
- ‘With all this pressure the crew relieve boredom and tension of long flights by playing practical jokes.’
- ‘I often find dead spiders in the house and wonder whether they've died from boredom or starvation.’
- ‘Local teenagers blamed the disturbances on boredom, and what they see as a total lack of things for them to do in the area.’
- ‘The accident, along with endless months of pain and boredom in hospital, failed to break her spirit.’
- ‘If one more thing goes wrong with my body, my eyes are gonna roll back in my head with sheer utter boredom.’
- ‘However, now your baby will cry from boredom, anxiety, frustration and teething.’
- ‘But their lives are rarely in danger; boredom is the great evil they must keep at bay.’
- ‘Two whole easily forgettable years of torture and boredom are almost over.’
- ‘You know, I think one of the problems I'm having at the moment is a deep and unassailable boredom.’
- ‘Drew fought really, really hard to not roll her eyes in frustrated boredom.’
- ‘Every time the boys' boredom threatens to go off like a klaxon, she produces another palliative.’
- ‘The mild suggestion of boredom he affects can't disguise a hint of testiness.’
- ‘The relentless boredom, fear and frustration hung over her head like a black storm cloud.’
- ‘On the contrary, it has brought us obsessions with work, stress and boredom.’
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