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Ways to Say BORING

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Ways to say “boring”


Learning synonyms can improve your communication and writing a great deal. Most people rely on the words they know to express themselves, but considering there are over a million words in English, there definitely must be a better option to describe what you meant.


The best way to boost your vocabulary and writing is to learn synonyms. Today, we will be learning 10 different ways to say “boring”. Here is the list:

  • DULL
  • TEDIOUS
  • MONOTONOUS
  • UNINTERESTING
  • HUMDRUM
  • REPETITIOUS
  • INSIPID
  • DREARY
  • TIRESOME
  • MIND-NUMBING

DULL

Meaning: If someone or something is described as “dull”, then they are boring and uninteresting.
The film was so dull, I almost fell asleep.
The Petersons are alright, but they’re a bit dull.


TEDIOUS


Meaning:
Commonly used to describe jobs and tasks, tedious is boring, repetitive and goes on for a long time.
Rewriting emails for hours must be a very tedious job.
It was the longest and the most tedious speech I’ve ever heard.

Ways to Say “Boring”


MONOTONOUS


Meaning:
Monotonous is something dull and repetitive, always the same.
It was one of those monotonous rainy days.
Life on the farm was slow and monotonous.


UNINTERESTING


Meaning:
having no interesting or special qualities.
The book I’m reading is monotonous and uninteresting.
The way she was presenting the subject was rather uninteresting.


HUMDRUM


Meaning: lack of excitement; boring, banal.
Everyday life on the island was boring and humdrum.
A trip to Rome was a great way to escape from my everyday humdrum.

Ways to Say “Boring”


REPETITIOUS


Meaning: something full of boring things happening again and again.
I don’t like this song. It’s too simple and repetitious.
Sara didn’t mind doing dull, repetitious chores.


INSIPID


Meaning: not interesting or attractive, without much taste (food).
The meal is so bland and insipid.
I find this book a bit shallow and insipid.


DREARY


Meaning:
so dull that it makes you unhappy.
I hate my dreary and boring job!
This apartment looks so dreary. Let’s open the curtains and let some light in.

Ways to Say “Boring”


TIRESOME


Meaning: so boring that it makes you feel irritated and impatient.
Listening to your complaints is immensely tiresome.
I can’t wait in the queue. It’s so tiresome.


MIND-NUMBING


Meaning: something that is so boring and uninspiring that you can’t think about it.
The speaker was reading with mind-numbing monotony.
People should see through the mind-numbing trivia of tabloids.

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