Synonyms for boring

Grammar : Adj
Spell : bawr-ing, bohr-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈbɔr ɪŋ, ˈboʊr-

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Définition of boring

Origin :
  • mid-15c., "action of piercing," from bore (v.). From 1853 in reference to animals that bore; 1840 in the sense "wearying, causing ennui."
  • adj uninteresting
Example sentences :
  • His theories were boring to listen to and impossible to execute.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • She was boring right into me with her eyes, and very indignant.
  • Extract from : « Tom Sawyer, Detective » by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • I suppose poor relations are boring if you're well-off yourself.
  • Extract from : « Jan and Her Job » by L. Allen Harker
  • She was getting tired of the boring monotony of her present life.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • What a fearful thing, something was boring away like a mole!
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • It seemed to Laurent as if the finger of Therese was boring a hole in his throat.
  • Extract from : « Therese Raquin » by Emile Zola
  • He did not look up, but he was quite conscious that her eyes were boring him through and through.
  • Extract from : « Fair Harbor » by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • I am finding the War a boring business; the glamour has decidedly worn off.
  • Extract from : « War Letters of a Public-School Boy » by Paul Jones.
  • He knows the whole affair; no use in boring him with any more.
  • Extract from : « Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II) » by Charles James Lever
  • She did not know she had sighed until he said, “Am I boring you?”
  • Extract from : « Olive in Italy » by Moray Dalton

Antonyms for boring

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