What are some alternative words for boring?

Synonyms for boring
ˈbɔr ɪŋ, ˈboʊr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drilling, boring(noun)

    the act of drilling

    Synonyms:
    oil production, drilling

    Antonyms:
    interesting

  2. boring, drilling, oil production(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    oil production, drilling

    Antonyms:
    interesting

  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"

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

    Antonyms:
    interesting

Wiktionary

  1. boring(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    tedious, mind-numbing, dull

  2. boring(adjective)

    That which incites boredom in a person.

    Synonyms:
    dull, tedious, mind-numbing

Editors Contribution

  1. unfun

    something or someone who lacks sense of fun and excitement.

    Submitted by rinat on September 3, 2019  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. boring(n)

    Synonyms:
    perforation, transforation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "boring":

    dull, annoying, tedious, dreary, tiresome, bored, boredom, pesky, piercing, bummer, bothersome, drilling, bore, monotonic, lame, sad, monotonous, beard

How to pronounce boring?

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How to say boring in sign language?

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How to use boring in a sentence?

  1. Ben Mussett:

    Traditional sports are kind of boring.

  2. Mark Norell:

    If they based it just on what we know [about] dinosaurs, it would be a pretty boring movie, we're learning more all of the time, but we can't reconstruct these animals and understand them in a way we understand living animals.

  3. Anthony Wells:

    Leaflets and literature are the sort of things that change minds, and knocking on doors and talking to people is all about energizing people - getting the vote out and people to commit, it's not sexy, and it's the boring administrative stuff behind any election, but it matters.

  4. Margaret Court:

    I think women's tennis is a little bit boring with just hitting up and down all the time, i hope it goes back more to the artistry side of volleying. Billie Jean( King) and I were much more aggressive I think than a lot of players today.

  5. Deryck Whibley:

    If anything I actually kind of enjoy it more now, which I wasn’t really expecting, i was having such a great time when I was drinking and partying and I thought sobriety would be boring, but it’s really not.


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