Definition of boredom in US English:

boredom

noun

  • The state of feeling bored.

    ‘the boredom of afternoon duty could be relieved by friendly conversation’
    • ‘Every time the boys' boredom threatens to go off like a klaxon, she produces another palliative.’
    • ‘There was certainly no boredom at the Varsity match in Cambridge on Saturday.’
    • ‘They are paintings about boredom and the consolation of invented pleasures.’
    • ‘Local teenagers blamed the disturbances on boredom, and what they see as a total lack of things for them to do in the area.’
    • ‘With all this pressure the crew relieve boredom and tension of long flights by playing practical jokes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We fear boredom, yet it is from boredom that real and productive imaginative play is spawned.’
    • ‘The mild suggestion of boredom he affects can't disguise a hint of testiness.’
    • ‘I read somewhere the other day about boredom being necessary for creativity.’
    • ‘Emotional eating is a big problem for lots of people, and so is eating out of boredom, or habit.’
    • ‘The accident, along with endless months of pain and boredom in hospital, failed to break her spirit.’
    • ‘I often find dead spiders in the house and wonder whether they've died from boredom or starvation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘On the contrary, it has brought us obsessions with work, stress and boredom.’
    • ‘The relentless boredom, fear and frustration hung over her head like a black storm cloud.’
    • ‘Sometimes a long period of whittling away at the front-runner can lead to boredom and apathy.’
    weariness, ennui, lack of enthusiasm, lack of interest, lack of concern, apathy, uninterestedness, unconcern, languor, sluggishness, accidie, malaise, world-weariness
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Pronunciation

boredom

/ˈbôrdəm//ˈbɔrdəm/