Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: boring
IPA transcription: [b'ɔɹɪŋ]
Pronunciations of boring
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome
    Meaning: so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "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"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"
Usage examples
  • But this foot is a most wonderful boring tool, fitted with a hard file.
  • "I've been thinking all this time that we were simply boring you and now I see that there is a great sorrow in store for you, and that's why you are miserable.
  • Mr. Brett took it for granted he had deliberately and intentionally shut out Mary, and Mewks did not attempt to deny it, protesting he believed she was boring his master.
  • From a heap of tailings the miner can select a sample, by boring into it with a thin tube, inside of which revolves a shaft carrying at its end a flat steel rotary scoop.
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