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BORING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does boring mean? 

BORING (noun)
  The noun BORING has 2 senses:

1. the act of drilling
2. the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum

  Familiarity information: BORING used as a noun is rare.


BORING (adjective)
  The adjective BORING has 1 sense:

1. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

  Familiarity information: BORING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BORING (noun)


Sense 1boring [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of drilling

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

boring; drilling

Hypernyms ("boring" is a kind of...):

creating by removal (the act of creating by removing something)


Sense 2boring [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

oil production; boring; drilling

Hypernyms ("boring" is a kind of...):

production ((economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale)


BORING (adjective)


Sense 1boring [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

Synonyms:

tiresome; tedious; irksome; ho-hum; wearisome; deadening; boring; dull; slow

Context examples:

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 / tedious days on the train / the tiresome chirping of a cricket / other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome

Similar:

uninteresting (arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement)


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