boredom

[bawr-duhm, bohr-]
noun
the state of being bored; tedium; ennui.

Origin:
1850–55; bore2 + -dom


dullness, doldrums, weariness.


excitement, diversion, amusement.
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boredom (ˈbɔːdəm)
 
n
the state of being bored; tedium

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boredom
"state of being bored," 1852, from bore (v.) + -dom. It also has been employed in a sense "bores as a class" (1883) and "practice of being a bore" (1864, a sense properly belonging to boreism, 1833).
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Example sentences
The continental model encourages less work at the cost of boredom.
But that's no excuse for allowing our attention to waver or letting boredom get
  the better of us at any stage of the process.
Intended to maintain calm, the ordinance succeeded in enforcing boredom.
My opinion: people drink in excess due to loneliness, boredom and/or escapism.
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