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See Also: DULLNESS, LIFE
Bored as Greta Garbo —Alice McDermott
Boredom enveloped her like heavy bedding —Yukio Mishima
Boredom … like a cancer in the breast —Evelyn Waugh
Boredom, like hookworm, is endemic —Beryl Markham
Boredom wafted from her like the scent of stale sweat —Anon
Boredom was increasing … like a silent animal sadly rubbing itself against the sultry grass —Yukio Mishima
Bore me the same as watching an industrial training film, or hearing a lecture on the physics of the three-point stance —Richard Ford
Boring as airline food —Anon
Boring as going to the toilet —Sylvia Plath
Boring, like reading the Life Cycle of the Hummingbird —Dan Wakefield
Could feel his boredom like an actual presence, like a big German shepherd that must be fed and restrained —Marge Piercy
Life’s tedious as a twice-told tale —William Shakespeare
This famous simile also appeared in Homer’s Odyssey in the format of a question, “What’s so tedious as a twice-told tale?.”
Yawns [caused by a dull discussion] inflated in his throat like balloons —Derek Lambert
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Noun 1. boring - the act of drillingboring - the act of drilling drilling creating by removal - the act of creating by removing something
2. boring - the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleumboring - the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum oil production, drilling production - (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; "he introduced more efficient methods of production"
Adj. 1. boring - so lacking in interest as to cause mental wearinessboring - so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "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" deadening, ho-hum, irksome, tedious, tiresome, wearisome, dull, slow uninteresting - arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement; "a very uninteresting account of her trip"
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