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boring Syllabification: bor·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈbôriNG/

Definition of boring in English:


Not interesting; tedious: I’ve got a boring job in an office
More example sentences
  • The dull grey of the rain was making the normally interesting boring and unexciting.
  • But studies have shown that children are made to do boring, repetitive and tedious jobs and are not taught new skills as they grow older.
  • He becomes obnoxious, repetitive, boring, tedious.


Pronunciation: /ˈbôriNGlē/
[as submodifier]: the list is excoriated as boringly predictable
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  • He argues that ‘one doesn't want to be boringly predictable, but one should be consistent’; there ought to be about four parts predictability to one part innovation, he says.
  • As electioneering begins, pollsters are busy questioning voters about their priorities with boringly predictable lists: the economy, health, education and crime.
  • Perhaps because our everyday choices are so limited and our creative impulses so stifled, we embrace the abnormal because everything else is so boringly predictable.
Example sentences
  • It's a game of surpassing, even brilliant, boringness and I dare say I'm one of only a few thousand native-born American citizens who can follow its soporific plotlines.
  • I think if anyone tried to make a comic about the first two years of med school, the comic strip would spontaneously combust due to the mind-numbing boringness of the subject matter.
  • But its ordinariness and even boringness only make me like it more; ordinary places where extraordinary events have occurred are my favorite kind.

Words that rhyme with boring

flooring, Goring, riproaring, roaring, scoring, shoring
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