What is the meaning of boring?



  • Cause to be bored.
  • Make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool.
    • usage: "don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"; "drill a hole into the wall"; "drill for oil"; "carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall"


  • So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness.
    • usage: "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"
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