From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishboredbored /bɔːd $ bɔːrd/ ●●●S3 adjective 🔊 🔊 BORINGtired and impatient because you do not think something is interesting, or because you have nothing to do 🔊 He was easily bored. 🔊 After a while, I got bored and left.bored with 🔊 Are you bored with your present job?bored stiff/to tears/to death/out of your mind (=extremely bored)USAGE: Bored or boring?• You use bored about a person who is not interested in something: I'm bored!• You use boring about something that makes you feel bored: a boring filmCOLLOCATIONSverbsget boredI get bored if I’m at home on my own all day.grow bored writtenShe grew bored and started gazing out of the window.look/sound/feel boredSome of the students were starting to look bored.adverbseasily boredTeenagers are easily bored in the holidays.phrasesbe bored to tears/to death (=extremely bored)Rob was bored to tears trailing around the shops.be bored stiff/silly/rigid (=extremely bored)Patti was bored stiff with small-town Massachusetts life.be bored out of your mind (=extremely bored)In some of the lessons, I was bored out of my mind.THESAURUSbored feeling that you are not interested in something or that you have nothing interesting to doJulia soon got bored with lying on the beach.I'm bored. Can we go home now?fed up [not before noun] informal feeling very bored and annoyed or unhappy – used especially when something has continued for too long, and you do not want it to continue any longerHe got fed up with his old job and decided to start looking for a new one.I’m fed up with listening to you complain!You sound a bit fed up. Is everything alright?be tired of somebody/something (also be sick of somebody/something) to feel very annoyed and bored with something that has continued for too long. Be sick of somebody/somethingsoundsstronger and more annoyed than be tired of somebody/somethingPeople are tired of hearing politicians make promises that they never keep.Do it yourself – I’m sick of cleaning up after you!have had enough informal to be so bored with something that has continued for a long time that you decide to leave, do something different, or change the situationShe put up with him for ten years before she finally decided that she had had enough.I've had enough of all this moaning! Can we try and be more positive?
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bored• Dad, can we go home now? I'm bored!• Mom, I'm bored!• Actually, if he had gone, he would have been rather bored.• Mary looked bored and cross and said nothing.• She felt that Nelson was bored and it was her fault.• But that was for boredhusbands, and businessmendating their secretaries.• I was not bored, not in the least.• We got bored of that, we moved on.• There's nothing to do here - I'm boredstiff!• The game isn't great, but it might provide some amusement for boredteenagers.• She seems to get bored very easily.• Kelly gets a new job, and two weeks later he's bored with it.• Julia soon got bored with lying on the beach.• The soldier, becoming bored with the game, laconically reached out his cigarette end and burst the balloon in my face.• He was also bored with Yolande and started bringing home girls, suggesting to Yolande that they try a threesome.bored with• I don't know why he quit - I guess he was just bored with his job.