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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishboringbor‧ing /ˈbɔːrɪŋ/ ●●● S2 adjective  BORINGnot interesting in any way Her husband is about the most boring person I’ve ever met. The job was dull and boring.dead/incredibly/terribly etc boring (=very boring)THESAURUSboring not interesting in any waya boring speechHe found school incredibly boring.not very interesting [not before noun] very ordinary and therefore rather boring. People often use this phrase in everyday English, instead of saying directly that something is boringThe story wasn’t very interesting.dull especially written boringThe conference was usually a dull affair.Life was never dull.tedious /ˈtiːdiəs/ very boring and continuing for a long timeThe process was tedious and slow.Jake began the tedious task of sorting through his papers.monotonous /məˈnɒtənəs $ məˈnɑː-/ boring and always the sameThe work was monotonous and unchallenging.He was only half listening to the monotonous voice of the teacher.mundane /mʌnˈdeɪn/ rather boring, because it is connected with things you do regularly as part of your daily lifeHe busied himself with the mundane task of cleaning the house.Most arguments are over mundane issues like spending or saving money.humdrum /ˈhʌmdrʌm/ [usually before noun] boring because nothing new or interesting ever happensHe wanted to escape his humdrum life.a humdrum existencedry a subject, piece of writing etc that is dry is boring because it is very serious and does not contain any humourThe students complained that the lecture was dry and uninspiring.a dry academic volume
Examples from the Corpus
boringI haven't bothered to explain certain things because, if I had, black people would have found it boring.It was read with awe by generations of students who wondered how he succeeded in making such an interesting topic so boring.Most people who see a baseball game for the first time think it's pretty boring.Pam's parents are nice, but they're very boring.The movie was boring.He's so boring - all he ever talks about is football.However boring and horrible, she could cope with its drear familiarity.He found sweeping the floor too boring and manoeuvred himself into a role making electrical control panels.They can also create boring, frustrating mechanical jobs.The professor was so boring, hardly anyone came to class.It's so boring here. I wish we lived in L.A.I don't want some boring job in an office!Extremely boring job, we just sat there, and did nothing.a long boring lecture on economic planningMany people doing boring or repetitive jobs deliberately introduce a certain amount of stress to make the routine more exciting.He really is one of the most boring people I've ever met.The street might be boring, the neighbourhood wasn't.This is such a boring town - there's nothing to do in the evenings.What a boring way to spend an evening!dead/incredibly/terribly etc boringI was in the factory making boxes and it was dead boring.The dead calm actor is, on the whole, dead boring.It was incredibly boring and slow.It just seemed that the Ferrari superiority was such that racing must be terribly boring for all the rest of the drivers.I followed the van for an hour and dead boring it was too.
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