Meaning of “boring” in the English Dictionary

"boring" in British English

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uk /ˈbɔː.rɪŋ/ us /ˈbɔː.rɪŋ/

A1 not interesting or exciting:

She finds opera boring.
It's boring to sit on the plane with nothing to read.
a boring lecture
The movie was so boring I fell asleep.

More examples

  • Sometimes I enjoy my English lessons, but at other times I find them really boring.
  • This programme's boring - shall I turn over to BBC?
  • Your hair has a natural wave whereas mine's just straight and boring.
  • This town is so boring in the evening - there's never anything happening.
  • Life would be bloody boring if nothing ever went wrong.
adverb uk /ˈbɔː.rɪŋ.li/ us /ˈbɔː.rɪŋ.li/

The novel has a boringly predictable ending.

(Definition of “boring” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"boring" in American English

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us /ˈbɔr·ɪŋ, ˈboʊr-/

not interesting or exciting:

The car ride was really boring.

(Definition of “boring” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)