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adjective bored pronunciation in American English /bɔrd/
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  1. 1
    feeling impatient or dissatisfied, because you are not interested in something or because you have nothing to do. If you want to say you are extremely bored, you can say you are bored stiff/rigid/silly or bored to tears/to death

    Oh, I’m so bored!

    Beth ordered a coffee from a bored-looking waiter.

    bored with:

    Steve was getting bored with the game.

    bored of:

    I get really bored of my same-damn-thing-every-day diet.

  2. 2
    feeling annoyed about something that has continued for too long

    I’m getting pretty bored with his endless complaining.

 

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