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Meaning of BOREDOM

Pronunciation:  'bowrdum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the feeling of being bored by something tedious

BOREDOM is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: ennui, tedium
 See Also: blahs, dissatisfaction, fatigue



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bore"dom\, n.
1. The state of being bored, or pestered; a state of ennui.

2. The realm of bores; bores, collectively.

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