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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

bored

adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
easily
▪ Wants to live life to the full. Easily bored with repetition or details.
▪ They are, in fact, suspicious of anything simple and easily bored with it.
▪ Unfortunately Trevor was a restless child, and easily bored.
▪ Examiners are human beings, and they are easily bored.
so
▪ But I get so bored with myself.
▪ I wish she hadn't sounded quite so bored, nor in so much of a hurry.
▪ I get so bored at home!
▪ You must be so bored with war talk.
▪ I felt ashamed of feeling so bored with them.
very
▪ In the end, she got very bored with staring out of the window at all the greenery outside.
▪ It's just that I seem to have got very bored with it.
▪ Jenny's twenty-sixth birthday was rolling round and she was becoming bored - very bored.
▪ Because I would be very bored if all I did was administration.
▪ I get very bored with reading how difficult he is and how cold he is.
▪ I quite suddenly got very bored with M's conversation tonight.
▪ One shop assistant approached my very bored husband rather than me.
▪ I get very bored with all this.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
bored/scared/worried stiff
▪ And I was scared stiff about having lied to Mel about being single when he hired me.
▪ Cis, who knew about it, was scared stiff.
▪ He was scared stiff, thought a ghastly mistake had been made.
▪ He was very naturally scared stiff of using up all his remaining petrol and making a bad landing.
▪ Mabel was by now scared stiff and frozen cold.
▪ Poor kid, thought Alice, he's scared stiff.
▪ We looked at each other, scared stiff, but we followed Mrs Bullivant upstairs.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Dad, can we go home now? I'm bored!
▪ Julia soon got bored with lying on the beach.
▪ Kelly gets a new job, and two weeks later he's bored with it.
▪ Mom, I'm bored!
▪ She seems to get bored very easily.
▪ The game isn't great, but it might provide some amusement for bored teenagers.
▪ There's nothing to do here - I'm bored stiff!
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Actually, if he had gone, he would have been rather bored.
▪ But that was for bored husbands, and businessmen dating their secretaries.
▪ He was also bored with Yolande and started bringing home girls, suggesting to Yolande that they try a threesome.
▪ I was not bored, not in the least.
▪ Mary looked bored and cross and said nothing.
▪ She felt that Nelson was bored and it was her fault.
▪ The soldier, becoming bored with the game, laconically reached out his cigarette end and burst the balloon in my face.
▪ We got bored of that, we moved on.
WordNet

bored

  1. adj. tired of the world; "bored with life"; "strolled through the museum with a bored air" [syn: world-weary]

  2. uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence; "his blase indifference"; "a petulent blase air"; "the bored gaze of the successful film star" [syn: blase]

Wiktionary

bored

  1. 1 suffering from boredom 2 uninterested, without attention 3 perforated by a hole or holes (through bioerosion or other) v

  2. (en-past of: bore)

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

bored

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 \bored\ adj. tired of the world; bored with life.

Syn: world-weary.

2. uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence. Opposite of interested.

Syn: blase.

Wikipedia

Bored (disambiguation)

Bored is the past tense of the verb to bore; meaning either to cause boredom, or to drill a hole or passage through something.

Bored may also refer to:

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.