When you are bored, nothing is engaging you. If you're on a long flight, you forgot your book, and there's no movie, you might become bored.

The adjective bored comes from boredom, the state of being where nothing is interesting or exciting. If you only understand English, you'll probably get bored quickly listening to German talk radio. It's hard not to be bored by a six hour bus ride on a featureless interstate highway. If you are deeply, spiritually bored by the world, you are suffering from ennui — that's boredom in French!

Definitions of bored
  1. adjective
    uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence
    “the bored gaze of the successful film star”
    synonyms: blase
    not having or showing interest
  2. adjective
    tired of the world
    bored with life”
    “strolled through the museum with a bored air”
    synonyms: world-weary
    depleted of strength or energy
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