Definition of boring adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɔːrɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔːrɪŋ//
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not interesting; making you feel tired and impatient a boring man a boring job/book/evening Synonymsboringdull tediousThese words all describe a subject, activity, person or place that is not interesting or exciting.boring not interesting; making you feel tired and impatient:He’s such a boring man! She found her job very boring.dull not interesting or exciting:Life in a small town could be deadly dull.tedious lasting or taking too long and not interesting, so that you feel bored and impatient:The journey soon became tedious.Patterns to be boring/​dull/​tedious for somebody boring/​dull/​tedious subjects/​books boring/​dull/​tedious jobs/​work/​games a boring/​dull place/​man/​woman/​person deadly boring/​dullExtra examples Green is much better than boring old white. She found her job boring. That film was dead boring. The game was boring for the spectators. Try not to make the diet boring. He’s such a boring man! His letters are really rather boring.
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