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Definition of "boredom" in Essential British English Dictionary

boredom

noun   /ˈbɔːdəm/
a state of feeling bored: the boredom of a long car journey
Translations of “boredom”
in Korean 지루함, 권태…
in Arabic ضَجِر…
in Portuguese tédio, aborrecimento…
in Catalan avorriment…
in Japanese 退屈…
in Italian noia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 厭煩,厭倦, 乏味, 無聊…
in Chinese (Simplified) 厌烦,厌倦, 乏味, 无聊…
(Definition of boredom from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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