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boredom

Syllabification: bore·dom
Pronunciation: /ˈbôrdəm
 
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Definition of boredom in English:

noun

The state of feeling bored: the boredom of afternoon duty could be relieved by friendly conversation
More example sentences
  • I often find dead spiders in the house and wonder whether they've died from boredom or starvation.
  • Drew fought really, really hard to not roll her eyes in frustrated boredom.
  • However, now your baby will cry from boredom, anxiety, frustration and teething.
Synonyms
weariness, ennui, apathy, unconcern;
frustration, dissatisfaction, restlessness, restiveness, lethargy, lassitude;
informal deadliness

Words that rhyme with boredom

whoredom

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