Definition for bore

noun as in nuisance

verb as in drill hole

verb as in cause weariness, disinterest

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Example Sentences

Forcing kids into longer seat times bores children who don’t need the extra time while stealing instructional attention from those who do.

Corny and boring in bed, the boyfriend is unappealing but Roberts has trouble pulling herself out of the situation.

Studies from the late 1970s suggested that getting bored can make you more creative, and 21st-century research has backed that up.

Upon graduating she took a job with an oil company in Oklahoma but was bored by work that involved neither fieldwork nor research.

“Something that long and boring only the New Yorker would publish,” Astor said.

The former senior intelligence official said the hacking bore the hallmarks of a “campaign,” and not a one-off operation.

The eventual deal, approved by Law 840 in June 2013, bore little resemblance to the original.

They bought La Pietra, where she bore a son, Harold, the following year.

In 2010, Jake Holmes sued over “Dazed and Confused,” claiming it bore a strong resemblance to his own song of the same name.

In the end he was left with a disappointing product that bore little of his creative fingerprint.

So he bore down on the solemn declaration that she stood face to face with a prison term for perjury.

Each picture bore a label, giving a true description of the once-honoured gem.

Haggard merely played for the excitement, and Spunyarn because it was a lesser bore to play than to look on.

He rose upon it, it was under him, he felt its lift and irresistible momentum; almost it bore him up the steps.

He bore a distinguished part in the war in South Carolina, and was closely identified with the early history of the state.


On this page you'll find 136 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bore, such as: pain in the neck, wimp, bother, bromide, bummer, and deadhead.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.