Definition of boredom in English:

boredom

noun

  • The state of feeling bored.

    ‘the boredom of afternoon duty could be relieved by friendly conversation’
    • ‘I often find dead spiders in the house and wonder whether they've died from boredom or starvation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Every time the boys' boredom threatens to go off like a klaxon, she produces another palliative.’
    • ‘However, now your baby will cry from boredom, anxiety, frustration and teething.’
    • ‘Sometimes a long period of whittling away at the front-runner can lead to boredom and apathy.’
    • ‘On the contrary, it has brought us obsessions with work, stress and boredom.’
    • ‘I read somewhere the other day about boredom being necessary for creativity.’
    • ‘But their lives are rarely in danger; boredom is the great evil they must keep at bay.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Emotional eating is a big problem for lots of people, and so is eating out of boredom, or habit.’
    • ‘Drew fought really, really hard to not roll her eyes in frustrated boredom.’
    • ‘With all this pressure the crew relieve boredom and tension of long flights by playing practical jokes.’
    • ‘Local teenagers blamed the disturbances on boredom, and what they see as a total lack of things for them to do in the area.’
    • ‘There was certainly no boredom at the Varsity match in Cambridge on Saturday.’
    • ‘If one more thing goes wrong with my body, my eyes are gonna roll back in my head with sheer utter boredom.’
    • ‘You know, I think one of the problems I'm having at the moment is a deep and unassailable boredom.’
    • ‘The accident, along with endless months of pain and boredom in hospital, failed to break her spirit.’
    • ‘Two whole easily forgettable years of torture and boredom are almost over.’
    weariness, ennui, lack of enthusiasm, lack of interest, lack of concern, apathy, uninterestedness, unconcern, languor, sluggishness, accidie, malaise, world-weariness
    frustration, dissatisfaction, restlessness, restiveness
    tedium, tediousness, dullness, monotony, repetitiveness, lack of variety, lack of variation, flatness, blandness, sameness, uniformity, routine, humdrum, dreariness, lack of excitement
    deadliness
    sameyness
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Pronunciation

boredom

/ˈbôrdəm/