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1. boredom

noun. ['ˈbɔrdəm'] the feeling of being bored by something tedious.

Synonyms

  • dissatisfaction
  • ennui
  • blahs
  • fatigue

Antonyms

  • contentment
  • refresh
  • recuperate
  • gloat

Etymology

  • -dom (English)
  • -dom (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bore (English)
  • borian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Boredom

  • fordham

Example sentences of the word boredom


1. Noun, singular or mass
If you suspect your dog is licking his feet out of boredom, try distracting him.

2. Verb, base form
A big cage is great, but rats succumb easily to boredom which can lead to stress.

Quotes containing the word boredom


1. Humor and laughter - not necessarily derogatory derision - are my pet tools. This may come from my general philosophy of never taking the world too seriously - for fear of dying of boredom.
- Marcel Duchamp

2. The cure for boredom is curiosity.There is no cure for curiosity.
- Ellen Parr

3. Boredom: the desire for desires.
- Leo Tolstoy

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