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boring (adj.)

1853 in reference to animals that bore, present-participle adjective from bore (v.1); 1840 in the sense "wearying, annoyingly dull, causing ennui," from bore (v.2). As a verbal noun, mid-15c., "action of piercing or perforating."

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Definitions of boring
1
boring (n.)
the act of drilling;
Synonyms: drilling
boring (n.)
the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum;
Synonyms: drilling / oil production
2
boring (adj.)
so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain;
a boring evening with uninteresting people
Synonyms: deadening / dull / ho-hum / irksome / slow / tedious / tiresome / wearisome
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