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  • nounnuisance
  • verbdrill hole
  • verbcause weariness, disinterest

synonyms for bore

  • pain in the neck
  • wimp
  • bother
  • bromide
  • bummer
  • creep
  • deadhead
  • downer
  • drag
  • drip
  • headache
  • nag
  • nudge
  • pain
  • pest
  • pill
  • soporific
  • yawn
  • dull person
  • flat tire
  • stuffed shirt
  • tedious person
  • tiresome person
  • wet blanket
See also synonyms for: bored / boring
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antonyms for bore

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  • charmer
  • pleasure
  • please
  • close
  • interest
  • excite
  • charm
  • amuse
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How to use bore in a sentence

Forcing kids into longer seat times bores children who don’t need the extra time while stealing instructional attention from those who do.
TEACHER: WHAT AMERICANS KEEP GETTING WRONG ABOUT OUR UNIONS DURING THE PANDEMICVALERIE STRAUSSFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Corny and boring in bed, the boyfriend is unappealing but Roberts has trouble pulling herself out of the situation.
BET+ IS BRINGING “BIGGER” TO TVBRANDE VICTORIANJANUARY 27, 2021ESSENCE.COM
Studies from the late 1970s suggested that getting bored can make you more creative, and 21st-century research has backed that up.
THERE’S A RIGHT AND WRONG WAY TO BE BOREDSARA CHODOSHJANUARY 22, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Upon graduating she took a job with an oil company in Oklahoma but was bored by work that involved neither fieldwork nor research.
MARIE THARP’S GROUNDBREAKING MAPS BROUGHT THE SEAFLOOR TO THE WORLDBETSY MASONJANUARY 13, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
“Something that long and boring only the New Yorker would publish,” Astor said.
VED MEHTA, WHOSE MONUMENTAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY EXPLORED LIFE IN INDIA, DIES AT 86HARRISON SMITHJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
You’re bored with the line of questioning, bored with this strange dance the two of you do.
DARK SPACES ON THE MAPKATIE MCLEANDECEMBER 18, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
But, instead of boring you with details of the blend on the label, it just promises no-holds-barred, bend-the-rules fun.
GIVE YOUR HOLIDAYS SOME SPARKLE WITH THESE WELL-PRICED BUBBLESDAVE MCINTYREDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
He noted that Arlington plans to conduct a full-bore analysis of first quarter grades, and how they compare with marks achieved in years past, for students of all grades in late December.
VIRGINIA SCHOOLS PLAN GRADUAL REOPENING AS EVIDENCE OF ONLINE LEARNING GAP PILES UPHANNAH NATANSONDECEMBER 4, 2020WASHINGTON POST
When the Wizards’ training camp opened for individual workouts Tuesday, the group Brooks had to work with bore strikingly little resemblance to the squad he had in Ernie Grunfeld’s final season as general manager.
SCOTT BROOKS HAS THREE WEEKS TO MAKE THE PIECES FIT AROUND JOHN WALL AND BRADLEY BEALAVA WALLACEDECEMBER 2, 2020WASHINGTON POST
He’s the Mike Trout of football — so reliably great, he’s boring us.
WEEK 12 TAUGHT US THAT NFL TEAMS REALLY DO NEED QUARTERBACKSSARA ZIEGLER (SARA.ZIEGLER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)NOVEMBER 30, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
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