Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
1 suffering from boredom 2 uninterested, without attention 3 perforated by a hole or holes (through bioerosion or other) v
(en-past of: bore)
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1823, past participle adjective from bore (v.) in the figurative sense.\n\nSociety is now one polished horde,\n
Formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and Bored.\n
[Byron, "Don Juan," 1823]
The Collaborative International Dictionary
bored \bored\ adj. tired of the world; bored with life.
2. uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence. Opposite of interested.
Usage examples of "bored".
This must have been one of his bored days, spent wandering aimlessly through the house with an occasional pause to glance over some possession of his before he grew tired of it and began wandering again.
A young, bored, anorexic girl flicked the pages of a Simone De Beauvoir novel.
Maeve seemed strangely interested in the intricacies of the Mac Ard genealogy and asked several questions, but Jenna was bored.
The horse swiveled a bored eye at Gareth, shook its neck, then nuzzled Argot, hoping for an apple.
Sarabande had eclectic tastes, but she was easily bored, especially when biz awaited.
Pontswain seemed to pale slightly as the black eyes of the Calishite bored into his own.
Until Cavin, Jana assumed the concept of aliens visiting Earth was the invention of really bored people with low-quality cameras living in remote parts of New Mexico and Nevada.
Esco had used the fence for hitching rack, and the pointed tops of the palings had been cribbed away to splintered nubs by bored horses.
She was becoming bored again with the return to Davina as a subject, and poor Mary Walker standing guard over her property in case he was lured away.
I was getting bored, and Desarmoises, who had all his meals with me, did not know what to do.
The poor bastard who sat there listening to me talking to Esmerelda about her grandchildren, talking to my roommates about which movie we should go see, explaining to reporters the difference between dioxin and dioxane - he must have been bored out of his mind.
Rather, he was a temporary divertisement, a charming, quick, and complete roll in the hay for the bored.
I am less often bored than I was in childhood between dull game and duller book.
She remained ensconced in her armchair, still reading, with a weary, bored expression on her anaemic countenance.
She faltered, remembering how quickly others got bored when she got caught up in cycles and epicycles, conjunctions and precession, the endlessly intriguing wonder of the universe.