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Synonyms for boringˈbɔr ɪŋ, ˈboʊr-

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  1. drilling, boring(noun)

    the act of drilling

    boring, oil production, drilling


  2. boring, drilling, oil production(adj)

    the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum

    oil production, boring, drilling


  3. boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome(adj)

    so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

    "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"

    dull, dim, windy, wearisome, wordy, dense, muted, boring, verbose, dumb, leaden, tedious, slow, sluggish, obtuse, deadening, tiresome, muffled, ho-hum, long-winded, irksome, thudding, softened



  1. boring(noun)

    tedious, mind-numbing, dull

  2. boring(adjective)

    That which incites boredom in a person.

    dull, tedious, mind-numbing

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