Definition of boring in English:



  • Not interesting; tedious.

    ‘I've got a boring job in an office’
    • ‘But studies have shown that children are made to do boring, repetitive and tedious jobs and are not taught new skills as they grow older.’
    • ‘She can transform the most boring plot into an interesting and informative story, which can hold the attention of any child.’
    • ‘In Good Company takes its time to build up, with Paul Weitz's firm directorial grip ensuring that it is slow without being tedious or boring.’
    • ‘This year's awards seemed particularly tedious and boring.’
    • ‘Most people are dreading it, convinced that the sessions will be tediously boring.’
    • ‘And our loved ones become boring, tedious, unexciting and uninteresting.’
    • ‘He becomes obnoxious, repetitive, boring, tedious.’
    • ‘Do I really want to spend my days doing tedious, exhausting, boring work?’
    • ‘These jobs tend to be boring, repetitive, or physically hard.’
    • ‘Australia is perhaps only weeks away from elections for a new federal government, yet we see the usual lacklustre, boring politics.’
    • ‘No drug can get the boss off your back, shorten your hours, get you more money or make a boring partner suddenly interesting.’
    • ‘The dull grey of the rain was making the normally interesting boring and unexciting.’
    • ‘He looks remarkably cheerful for what must be a mind-numbingly boring job.’
    • ‘And the most frustratingly time-consuming and boring job, one which I really loath, is shaving.’
    • ‘He is a wooden, boring, uninspiring, unconvincing orator, who completely lacked the common touch or any real ability to communicate with voters.’
    • ‘Maybe your boring office job is frustrating you to the point of complete despair.’
    • ‘Looking for a way out of your boring and tedious job?’
    • ‘Tired of boring old beige or grey peripherals for your computer?’
    • ‘It turns out that randomly selected laws lead almost inevitably either to unrelieved chaos or boring and uneventful simplicity.’
    • ‘But it was the same monotonous boring routine each day.’
    tedious, dull, monotonous
    repetitious, repetitive
    unrelieved, lacking variety, lacking variation, lacking excitement, lacking interest, unvaried, unimaginative, uneventful, characterless, featureless, colourless, lifeless, soulless, passionless, spiritless, unspirited, insipid, uninteresting, unexciting, uninspiring, unstimulating, unoriginal, derivative, jejune, nondescript, sterile, flat, bland, arid, dry, dry as dust, stale, wishy-washy, grey, anaemic, tired, banal, lame, plodding, ponderous, pedestrian, lacklustre, stodgy, dreary, mechanical, stiff, leaden, wooden
    mind-numbing, soul-destroying, wearisome, tiring, tiresome, irksome, trying, frustrating
    humdrum, prosaic, mundane, commonplace, workaday, quotidian, unremarkable, routine, run-of-the-mill, normal, usual, ordinary, conventional, suburban
    garden variety
    deadly, bog-standard, nothing to write home about, a dime a dozen, no great shakes, not up to much
    samey, common or garden
    dullsville, ornery
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