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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 use bore in a sentence?

  1. Paul Scofield:

    These birds evolved in different hemispheres, millions of years apart, but from a distance you would be hard-pressed The giant penguins, like these Kumimanu, that lived in Aotearoa New Zealand around 60 million years ago bore a striking resemblance to some plotopterids. (Mark Witton) to tell them apart, plotopterids looked like penguins, they swam like penguins, they probably ate like penguins -- but they werent penguins.

  2. H. L. Mencken:

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

  3. H. L. Mencken:

    The chief contribution of Protestantism to human thought is its massive proof that God is a bore.

  4. Henry Kissinger:

    The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault.

  5. Wallace Stevens:

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

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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
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