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Boredom appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Boredom a la mode, Rob?
  • Boredom mocks a mad damask commode, Rob.
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Definition of the noun boredom

What does boredom mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: boredoms

  1. the feeling of being bored by something tedious
    • examples: Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is. | It was boredom that Aldous Huxley considered one of the most dangerous human conditions. | I am no match for boredom. | I distracted myself from the boredom of my long journey by reading mysteries. | I am no match for boredom. | Boredom, routine, and lack of curiosity are the greatest enemies of our brain. | A naked lecture conveys boredom ; tales help precepts get through. | The boredom, routine and lack of curiosity are the major enemies of our brain. | Herzl waited in the dimly lit room. At times he would fidget restlessly in boredom. | Boredom is the beginning of all vices.
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonyms of boredom: ennui / tedium
    • more generic word: dissatisfaction = the feeling of being displeased and discontent
    • more specific words:
      • blahs = a general feeling of boredom and dissatisfaction
      • fatigue = boredom resulting from overexposure to something

Alternative definition of the noun boredom


  1. [uncountable] The state of being bored.
  2. [countable] An instance or period of a state of being bored; a variety of bored state.


Boredom is a band from Graz, Austria.

  • also known as Børedøm
  • album: "World Bores to Death"


  1. "Boredom" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  2. "Boredom" is a musical single of Airwave.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  3. "Boredom" is a musical single of Three Is a Crowd.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  4. "Boredom" is a musical single of LoveLikeFire.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  5. "Boredom" is a composition.


"Boredom" is a film, directed by Albert Nerenberg.

  • country: Canada
  • released in


Boredom is an emotional state experienced when an individual is left without anything in particular to do, and not interested in their surroundings. The first recorded use of the word boredom is in the novel Bleak House by Charles Dickens, written in 1852, in which it appears six times, although the expression to be a bore had been used in print in the sense of "to be tiresome or dull" since 1768. The French term for boredom, ennui, is sometimes used in English as well.

  • also known as Ennui

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Boredom

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Google previewEye of the Century (2008)

Cinema, Experience, Modernity by Francesco Casetti

Boredom is a strange state of mind—it presents itself as a blank space in the vortex of existence, an emptiness and a renunciation...

Benjamin reminds us in a striking aphorism: ”Boredom is the grating before which the courtesan teases death.

Google previewAnywhere or Not at All (2013)

Philosophy of Contemporary Art by Peter Osborne

Profound boredom is the feeling of time in its ability to expand itself. It is not just a structure of feeling, in Raymond...

Google previewInspirational Quotes For All Occasions

by Bangambiki Habyarimana

~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by...

Google previewLiving in the Now (2012)

How to Live as the Spiritual Being That You Are by Gina Lake

Boredom is a common experience produced by the ego. It is an egoic state of dissatisfaction plus a desire for something either unspecified or denied. If the desire were clear and able to be pursued, then action would take the place of inaction.

Google previewYour Time Starts Now (2006)

by Dr. Vijay Agrawal

But boredom is a dangerous psychology. You might feel that external...

Google previewThe Men's Health Diet (2011)

27 Days to Sculpted Abs, Maximum Muscle & Superhuman Sex! by Stephen Perrine, Adam Bornstein, Heather Hurlock, The Editors of Men's Health

Boredom is the balloon mortgage in your housing bubble, the intern scandal in your presidential campaign, the cracked...

Google previewEMOTIONS (2012)

Up Some Days | Down Other Days by VANESSA HALL

Philippians 2: 14 Boredom is that annoying and self -centered emotion that can't mind its business and keep to itself. It has to announce how the day is a boring drag; that there's nothing on the boring TV. At work, it complains to co-workers ...

Google previewTo Die in Cuba (2012)

Suicide and Society by Louis A. Pérez Jr.

Boredom is that state of being into which we fall when circumstances do not permit the fulfillment of our...

Boredom is the spiritual repercussion of a great variety of external causes that range from the concrete condition of poverty to the most ...

Google previewHuman Predicaments (2016)

And What to Do about Them by John Kekes

Episodic boredom is a reasonable reaction in contexts that are genuinely boring and would be found so by most of us. Its tedium may be relieved by the realization that putting up with it is a means to something we care about, if indeed we do ...

Google previewMelville and the Theme of Boredom (2009)

by Daniel Paliwoda

Boredom is a force in its tidal-like action against the self: it ebbs and flows over the Melvillean protagonist's well-being, either...

Google previewComic Books and Other Hooks: 21st Century Education (2013)

by Manfred J. von Vulte

Boredom is a natural state of the human mind, especially in children. It signifies a number of positive and negative thought...

Google previewProse of the World (2013)

Modernism and the Banality of Empire by Saikat Majumdar

“For thinkers and all sensitive spirits, boredom is that disagreeable 'windless calm' of the soul that precedes a happy...

Google previewThe Heidegger Dictionary (2013)

by Daniel O. Dahlstrom

Time is oppressively prolonged in three distinct ways, yielding three forms of boredom: being bored by something, being bored (or, more literally, boring ourselves) with something, and profound boredom. In each case, the time that we are ...

Google previewThe Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science (2004)

by W. Edward Craighead, Charles B. Nemeroff

In addition to practical reasons, there are important theoretical reasons to understand boredom as a motivational concept connecting inner feelings and motives with environmental conditions. Theories relate boredom to attention, arousal, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Relationships (2009)

by Harry T. Reis, Susan Sprecher

Relationship boredom refers to a specific type of relationship challenge in which one or both members of a couple feel that the relationship or the partner has become uninteresting, unexciting, and lost all feeling or “spark.” Unlike traditional ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Emotion (2010)

by Gretchen M. Reevy

Boredom can be associated with serious psychological and social problems. For instance, a tendency to become bored is linked to depression, anxiety, and hostility (e.g., Vodanovich, Verner, & Gilbride, 1991). At least one study showed that ...

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Quotes about Boredom

The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes. (Susan Sontag)
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Scrabble value of B3O1R1E1D2O1M3

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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