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See also: Boring
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbɔː.ɹɪŋ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈboɹ.ɪŋ/
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- (rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /ˈboː.ɹɪŋ/, /ˈboɹ.ɪŋ/
- (non-rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /ˈboə.ɹɪŋ/
- Rhymes: -ɔːɹɪŋ
boring (plural borings)
- A pit or hole which has been bored.
- 1992, J. Patrick Powers, Construction dewatering: new methods and applications, page 191:
- It is common in urban areas that a great many borings exist from prior construction work.
- (usually in the plural) Fragment thrown up when something is bored or drilled.
- Causing boredom or tiredness; making you to feel tired and impatient.
- What a boring film that was! I almost fell asleep.
- 2023 February 8, Paul Stephen with Howard Smith, “Elizabeth Line: "It's not job done yet"”, in RAIL, number 976, page 35:
- "We've had some moments in the spotlight, and there will be more to come. But boring is good when operating railways.
- (chiefly Manglish) Suffering from boredom; mildly annoyed and restless through having nothing to do.
- Synonym: bored
- I very boring. ― I am very bored.
- Used, designed to be used, or able to drill holes.
- boring equipment
- boring snails
- Capable of penetrating; piercing.
- 1963, Arthur Upfield, The Lake Frome Monster, London: Pan Books, published 1969, page 11:
- [H]is remarkably blue eyes had the trick of boring concentration.
causing boredom or tiredness
From the verb bore (“drill”).
Declension of boring