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2 [bawr-ing, bohr-]
causing or marked by boredom: a boring discussion; to have a boring time.

1835–45; bore2 + -ing2

boringly, adverb
boringness, noun

dull, tiresome, tedious. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
boring1 (ˈbɔːrɪŋ)
1.  a.  the act or process of making or enlarging a hole
 b.  the hole made in this way
2.  (often plural) a fragment, particle, chip, etc, produced during boring

boring2 (ˈbɔːrɪŋ)
dull; repetitious; uninteresting

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., "action of piercing," from bore (v.). From 1853 in reference to animals that bore; 1840 in the sense "wearying, causing ennui."
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bore   (bôr)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. In fluid mechanics, a jump in the level of moving water, generally propagating in the opposite direction to the current. Strong ocean tides can cause bores to propagate up rivers.

    1. The white, shallow portion of a wave after it breaks. The bore carries ocean water onto the beach.

    2. A tidal wave caused by the surge of a flood tide upstream in a narrowing estuary or by colliding tidal currents.

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