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synonyms for boredom

  • apathy
  • disgust
  • ennui
  • fatigue
  • indifference
  • lethargy
  • monotony
  • tedium
  • detachment
  • distaste
  • doldrums
  • dullness
  • flatness
  • lassitude
  • listlessness
  • sameness
  • tediousness
  • tiresomeness
  • unconcern
  • world-weariness
  • yawn
  • incuriosity
  • irksomeness
  • jadedness
  • lack of interest
  • pococurantism
  • taedium vitae
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antonyms for boredom

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  • concern
  • energy
  • excitement
  • feeling
  • interest
  • liveliness
  • sympathy
  • vigor
  • pleasure
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Podcasts, music, and other audio can transport listeners and enhance enjoyment in environments where the increased focus is required or where boredom must be kept at bay.
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As soaring stock markets and boredom have taken over the psyches of those locked in at home, would-be Robinhood challengers are also taking advantage of the times.
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Before the pandemic, podcasts helped me stave off boredom on long-haul flights and kept me company during sleepless nights when my body was in one time zone and my mind was in another.
WITH TRAVEL PODCASTS, EXPLORE THE WORLD THROUGH YOUR EAR BUDSANDREA SACHSDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Forced into partnership, in a silent pact, we agreed to compete—to treat our schoolwork like a video game and establish a high score for it, staving off boredom and distracting ourselves from the torments that arrived at the hands of our peers.
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It’s well-documented that boredom can lead to mistakes or inattention.
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However, experts note, boredom and feeling cooped up is far better than taking a risk of getting sick.
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The whole scene breathed boredom, the man embarrassed by the consciousness of his nullity, the woman tired of her dismal visitor.
CAMILLE (LA DAME AUX CAMILIAS)ALEXANDRE DUMAS, FILS
Victor d'Arlan examined his fingernails and registered aristocratic boredom.
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When her brilliant little face was in repose, it had a new look of fatigue and boredom.
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Blood and, more than that, a desperate boredom fell upon the light touch.
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WORDS RELATED TO BOREDOM

  • apathy
  • black mood
  • blahs
  • blue funk
  • blues
  • boredom
  • bummer
  • dejection
  • disinterest
  • dismals
  • downer
  • dullness
  • dumps
  • ennui
  • funk
  • gloom
  • inactivity
  • indifference
  • inertia
  • lassitude
  • letdown
  • listlessness
  • malaise
  • slump
  • stagnation
  • stupor
  • tedium
  • torpor
  • yawn
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