boredom


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

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

die of boredom

To die (figuratively) because one is so bored. 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.
See also: boredom, die, of
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The researchers have now identified another boredom subtype, namely apathetic boredom, an especially unpleasant form that resembles learned helplessness or depression.
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After that, I tried to think about boredom a little differently.
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Recent leisure literature indicates that the perception of boredom is critical in predicting leisure activity involvement and satisfaction, and consequent life satisfaction (Russell, 1987).
Immortality without Boredom, LISA BORTOLOTTI and YUJIN NAGASAWA