boredom


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be out of (one's) mind with (something)

To feel something strongly, often boredom. I was out of my mind with boredom during that lecture this afternoon.
See also: mind, of, out

die of boredom

To die because one is so bored. Used figuratively and hyperbolically. If that staff meeting hadn't ended when it did, I would have died of boredom!
See also: boredom, die, of

die of boredom

Fig. to be very bored. No one has ever really died of boredom. We sat there and listened politely, even though we almost died of boredom.
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Once you've truly settled into the anaesthetising effects of boredom, you find yourself en route to discovery.
Of course, it's not really the boredom itself that's important; it's what we do with it.
Grandmother-of-six Ruby Tweedie, from Lockerbie, agrees that a bit of boredom is healthy, and adds: "Children are barely allowed to get bored these days because they have so many distractions.
Dad Tony Clark, from East Kilbride, believes there's nothing better to relieve boredom than getting messy with the kids.
A significantly overlooked area in the development of greater attentional control is boredom. The most beneficial aspect of boredom is that it offers the opportunity to access parts of the brains that otherwise lay dormant.
Writing in 2014, Mark Fisher argues that the paradox of boredom today is that while 'the boring is ubiquitous ...
While Fisher seems to contrast the contemporary shallow boredom of digital networks with the profound phenomenological experience of classical boredom, it is important to note that boredom is a highly ambivalent conceptual category, which has been assigned a multiplicity of sometimes contradictory values across its critical history.
The first chapters of the book start with an introduction to the boredom associated with homelessness and the historical facts that precipitated the difficult transition between the end of the communist regime in Romania and the newly-introduced market economy in a slowing global order.
Dr Belton, who is an expert in the impact of emotions on behaviour and learning, said boredom could be an 'uncomfortable feeling' and that society had 'developed an expectation of being constantly occupied and constantly stimulated'.
Whether indicating rebellion's prospects or counter-revolutionary pressure, the collection offers valuable and insightful reflections on the roles boredom has played in the evolution of modern society and modern or contemporary art.
Workplace boredom is often defined as "an unpleasant, transient affective state in which the individual feels a pervasive lack of interest in and difficulty concentrating on the current activity" (Game, 2007: 702).
Many have noted a connection between boredom and modernity.
As reported in Time to Play, parents' runaway top choice for how their child would ideally spend their free time is playing outside -- often a natural boredom buster.
Two years ago, prior to writing the first chapter of my Dissertation, I was gathering information about boredom for a review of the state of affairs of the topic.
If so, he could be suffering from boredom. This may not seem like a serious complaint in itself; after all, we all suffer from boredom from time to time, but in dogs it can lead to all sorts of unwanted and antisocial behaviours.