1. boredom

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


  • dissatisfaction
  • ennui
  • blahs
  • fatigue


  • contentment
  • refresh
  • recuperate
  • gloat


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

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Rhymes with Boredom

  • fordham

Sentences with 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 about 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