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boredomnoun [U]

 us   /ˈbɔr·dəm, ˈboʊrd-/
when you are ​bored: She ​varies her ​workouts to ​avoid boredom.
(Definition of boredom from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “boredom”
in Arabic ضَجِر…
in Korean 지루함, 권태…
in Portuguese tédio, aborrecimento…
in Catalan avorriment…
in Japanese 退屈…
in Chinese (Simplified) 厌烦,厌倦, 乏味, 无聊…
in Chinese (Traditional) 厭煩,厭倦, 乏味, 無聊…
in Italian noia…
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