Adjective "bored" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/bɔːd/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Feeling weary and impatient because one is unoccupied or lacks interest in one's current activity.
  1. 'they hung around all day, bored stiff'
  2. 'John was soon bored to tears with the work'
  3. 'Finally she gave up trying to read and sat at the table bored stiff, the book swinging idly in her fingers.'
  4. 'I think we need more help for bored young people and more things for them to do so they don't get their fun this way.'
  5. 'But, with so many avenues for entertainment today to enliven the bored and the weary mind, is reading becoming a hobby of the past?'
  6. 'That's because they're bored silly with this whole ‘book tour’ thing, isn't it?'
  7. 'As long as unemployment stays low, bored employees will be apt to bolt.'
  8. 'The scheme, which has been welcomed by councillors, residents and the police, aims to tackle the problem of gangs of bored teenagers often gathering and intimidating people.'
  9. 'Education provision, with its labyrinthine structure of exams and assessments, has moved on but the core issues of funding, favoured schools and bored teenagers have not.'
  10. 'The resort also has an hotel and apartments to cater for families and couples and there are plenty of activities for those who get bored lying on the beach.'
  11. 'But if you're bored stiff with your job and you feel you're just drifting along because it's easier that way, then think again.'
  12. 'After a while Cane began to get bored and impatient.'

adjective

(of a gun) having a specified bore.

    Definitions

    1. to weary by dullness, tedious repetition, unwelcome attentions, etc.: The long speech bored me. noun

    2. a dull, tiresome, or uncongenial person.

    3. a cause of ennui or petty annoyance: repetitious tasks that are a bore to do.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "people can be bored with people."

    "people can be bored at homes."

    "people can be bored with things."

    "people can be bored at lackings."

    "voters can be bored with campaigns."

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    Origin

    (bore)