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Synonyms for bore
bɔr, boʊr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bore, dullard(noun)

    a person who evokes boredom

    Synonyms:
    tidal bore, stupid person, caliber, gauge, pudding head, dolt, eagre, eager, calibre, stupid, stupe, dullard, pillock, pudden-head, poor fish, drill hole, bore-hole, aegir

    Antonyms:
    interest

  2. tidal bore, bore, eagre, aegir, eager(noun)

    a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)

    Synonyms:
    dullard, aegir, eager, bore-hole, eagre, drill hole, calibre, caliber, tidal bore, gauge

    Antonyms:
    interest

  3. bore, gauge, caliber, calibre(noun)

    diameter of a tube or gun barrel

    Synonyms:
    dullard, gage, aegir, eager, bore-hole, standard of measurement, eagre, drill hole, quality, calibre, caliber, tidal bore, gauge

    Antonyms:
    interest

  4. bore, bore-hole, drill hole(verb)

    a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes

    Synonyms:
    dullard, aegir, eager, bore-hole, eagre, drill hole, calibre, caliber, tidal bore, gauge

    Antonyms:
    interest

  5. bore, tire(verb)

    cause to be bored

    Synonyms:
    fag out, weary, play out, wear upon, pall, drill, fatigue, run down, exhaust, tire, wear out, sap, wear, outwear, tire out, wear down, jade

    Antonyms:
    interest

  6. bore, drill(verb)

    make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool

    "don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"; "drill a hole into the wall"; "drill for oil"; "carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall"

    Synonyms:
    tire, practise, drill, practice, exercise

    Antonyms:
    interest

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bore

    Synonyms:
    annoy, busy, disquiet, distract, disturb, tire, weary

    Antonyms:
    amuse, beguile, cheer, delight, disport, divert, enliven, entertain, gratify, interest, occupy, please, recreate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bore

    Synonyms:
    perforate, pierce, weary, penetrate

    Antonyms:
    please, gratify, delight

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bore(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    perforate, pierce, drill

  2. bore(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    weary (by tedious repetition), fatigue, plague, trouble, vex, worry, annoy

  3. bore(n.)

    Synonyms:
    hole, calibre

  4. bore(n.)

    Synonyms:
    proser, button-holder

  5. bore(n.)

    Synonyms:
    eagre, great tidal flood

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bore(n)

    Synonyms:
    perforation, caliber, tiresome person, proser

  2. bore(v)

    Synonyms:
    perforate, pierce, drill, weary, tire, annoy, fatigue

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bore":

    boron, diameter, piercing, bores, annoy, boring, boredom, wore

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How to say bore in sign language?

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How to use bore in a sentence?

  1. H. L. Mencken:

    The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animals.

  2. Henry Adams:

    As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms. Everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, bourgeois, middle-class, and tiresome. There is absolutely nothing to revile except that it's a bore.

  3. Wallace Stevens:

    Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Their news conference after I left for El Paso was a fraud. It bore no resemblance to what took place with those incredible people that I was so lucky to meet and spend time with. They were all amazing !

  5. Tomiko Kawano:

    Sadako would ask us, "What is junior high like?" or "Is English class hard?" Since we knew she would never see the inside of the junior high school, it was painful to answer her. All we could do was try to ease her feelings by saying things like, "Junior high--what a bore," and "Elementary school was better.


Translations for bore

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  • تجويفArabic
  • вътрешен диаметър, отвор, дупка, досаден човекBulgarian
  • barrinar, foradar, rissaga, avorrir, perforarCatalan, Valencian
  • vyvrtat, nudit, vrtatCzech
  • kede, boreDanish
  • Bohrung, bohren, langweilenGerman
  • οπήGreek
  • tediEsperanto
  • aburrir, horadar, agujerear, perforar, taladroSpanish
  • porata, tylsistyttääFinnish
  • keða, boraFaroese
  • ennuyer, barber, mascaret, percerFrench
  • leadránaí, cró, toll, cró gunnaIrish
  • towlManx
  • לשעמםHebrew
  • kiváj, fúr, kifúr, untatHungarian
  • boraIcelandic
  • tediare, alesare, annoiareItalian
  • いらいらさせるJapanese
  • wiri, rōrea, oreore, poka, oreMāori
  • boren, vervelenDutch
  • kjede, boreNorwegian
  • aborrecer, cavar, chatear, entediarPortuguese
  • hut'kuyQuechua
  • plictisi, gauriiRomanian
  • отве́рстие, надоедать, сверлить, наскучивать, зану́да, надоесть, буравитьRussian
  • дoсадњаковић, досађи́вати, svrdlati, сврдлати, dosáditi, dosađívati, бу́шити, dodijati, dosadnjaković, додијати, доса́дити, búšitiSerbo-Croatian
  • borra, tråka ut, tråkmånsSwedish
  • بورUrdu
  • Chinese

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    • A. mesmerized
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