Definition of Boredom

1. Noun. The feeling of being bored by something tedious.

Exact synonyms: Ennui, Tedium
Generic synonyms: Dissatisfaction
Specialized synonyms: Blahs, Fatigue
Derivative terms: Tedious



Definition of Boredom

1. n. The state of being bored, or pestered; a state of ennui.

Definition of Boredom

1. Noun. The state of being bored. ¹

2. Noun. An instance or period of a state of being bored; a variety of bored state. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Boredom

1. tedium [n -S] - See also: tedium

Medical Definition of Boredom

1. A psychological state resulting from any activity that lacks motivation, or from enforced continuance in an uninteresting situation. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boredom

bore down
bore out
bore up
bore witness
boreal
boreal owl
boreally
boreases
borecole
borecoles
bored
bored out of one's brains
bored out of one's mind
boredly
boredness
boredom (current term)
boredoms
boree
boreen
boreens
borees
borehole
boreholes
borek
boreks
borel
borele
boreles
borene
borenes

Literary usage of Boredom

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"Translated for 'A Library of the World's Best Literature ' by E. Irenaeus Stevenson A SCIENTIST AMONG LADIES From 'The World of boredom ' [In M. de Bellac, ..."

2. Worry: The Disease of the Age by Caleb Williams Saleeby (1907)
"It is true that we commonly conceive of boredom as a neutral or negative state, ... The truly neutral state of the emotional nature is not boredom but ..."

3. In the Side Shows by William Wedgwood Benn Stansgate (1919)
"CHAPTER VI THE boredom OF THE DARDANELLES AFTER a few weeks at Chocolate Hill we were moved into trenches, first at " Tints Corner" and then farther south ..."

4. Mind and Work: The Psychological Factors in Industry and Commerce by Charles Samuel Myers (1921)
"... output—Mental fatigue— boredom and weariness—Methods of estimating fatigue: factory methods; apparatus; tests of nervous and mental efficiency—Factors ..."

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