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boredom

bore·dom

boredom

 
pronunciation:
bor dm
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part of speech: noun
definition: the state of being bored; dullness; ennui.
Boredom is a major cause of job dissatisfaction.
synonyms:
apathy, dullness, ennui
antonyms:
exhilaration
similar words:
doldrums, lassitude, lethargy, malaise
Word Parts
The word boredom contains the following part:
-dom Old English noun-forming suffix that means domain of; state of being
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The suffix -dom attaches to primarily Old English adjectives and nouns.