BOREDOM: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for BOREDOM?

Need another word that means the same as “boredom”? Find 13 synonyms and 30 related words for “boredom” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Boredom” are: ennui, tedium, weariness, lack of enthusiasm, lack of interest, lack of concern, apathy, unconcern, languor, sluggishness, accidie, malaise, world-weariness

Boredom as a Noun

Definitions of "Boredom" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “boredom” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • The feeling of being bored by something tedious.
  • The state of feeling bored.

Synonyms of "Boredom" as a noun (13 Words)

accidieSpiritual or mental sloth; apathy.
apathyLack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
Widespread apathy among students.
ennuiThe feeling of being bored by something tedious.
He succumbed to ennui and despair.
lack of concernThe state of needing something that is absent or unavailable.
lack of enthusiasmThe state of needing something that is absent or unavailable.
lack of interestThe state of needing something that is absent or unavailable.
languorA feeling of lack of interest or energy.
Summer shows all the languor of a hot breezeless day as the dancer lazily brushes her hand over her brow.
malaiseA general feeling of discomfort, illness, or unease whose exact cause is difficult to identify.
A society afflicted by a deep cultural malaise.
sluggishnessInactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy.
The general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends.
tediumThe feeling of being bored by something tedious.
The tedium of car journeys.
unconcernThe trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern.
He is famed for his laid back attitude his apparent unconcern about his actions.
wearinessReluctance to see or experience any more of something.
Growing war weariness.
world-wearinessSadness on thinking about the evils of the world.

Usage Examples of "Boredom" as a noun

  • I'll die of boredom if I live that long.

Associations of "Boredom" (30 Words)

banalSo lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.
Songs with banal repeated words.
benightedOvertaken by night or darkness.
They saw themselves as bringers of culture to poor benighted peoples.
boredFeeling weary and impatient because one is unoccupied or lacks interest in one’s current activity.
She s bored out of her mind.
boringSo lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness.
A boring evening with uninteresting people.
dullMake or become dull or less intense.
His face glowed in the dull lamplight.
ennuiA feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.
He succumbed to ennui and despair.
fatigueLose interest or become bored with something or somebody.
Votes were showing signs of election fatigue.
follyLack of good sense; foolishness.
An act of sheer folly.
humdrumLacking excitement or variety; boringly monotonous.
A humdrum existence all work and no play.
insensateWithout compunction or human feeling.
A patient who was permanently unconscious and insensate.
irksomeIrritating; annoying.
An irksome journey.
isolationDenoting a hospital or ward for patients with infectious diseases.
Isolation from family and friends may also contribute to anxiety.
lacklusterLacking luster or shine.
Staring with lackluster eyes.
lonelinessSadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned.
Feelings of depression and loneliness.
monotonousTediously repetitious or lacking in variety.
The owl s faint monotonous hooting.
monotonyLack of variety and interest; tedious repetition and routine.
He had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work.
numbMake numb or insensitive.
Too numb with fear to move.
prosaicHaving or using the style or diction of prose as opposed to poetry; lacking imaginativeness or originality.
A prosaic and unimaginative essay.
solitudeA lonely or uninhabited place.
The battle to preserve beloved solitudes flared up all over the country.
tediousToo long, slow, or dull; tiresome or monotonous.
Tedious days on the train.
tediumThe state or quality of being tedious.
The tedium of car journeys.
tired(especially of a statement or idea) boring or uninteresting because overfamiliar.
She was tired out now that the strain was over.
tiresomeSo lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness.
Weeding is a tiresome but essential job.
tiringCausing one to need rest or sleep; fatiguing.
It had been a tiring day.
uninterestingArousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement.
The scenery is dull and uninteresting.
unvariedLacking variety.
A plain unvaried diet.
wearingThe mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down as by particles washing over it.
It would be a lot less wearing if we could work together amicably.
wearisomeSo lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness.
They have schedules and inventories that tell them in wearisome detail what they should look for.

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