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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Alternatives for Boring

Alternatives is a recurring post in which I give synonyms for an over used word. Click on the tab above for a "complete" list of over used words.

Today's word is: - Get codes for Facebook, Hi5, MySpace and more

And I’m not talking about drilling… Personally I don't think I've ever been bored -- boring maybe, :) but never bored. I have become frustrated when I couldn't do something because of time constraints, lack of materials, lack of money, etc. There have certainly been times when I have become disinterested in something I was doing/seeing/listening to etc. In those cases I've moved on to something else. But bored? There's just too much to do, too many things to learn, places to go, books to read. I personally have never understood how/why people get bored. 

Depending on how you use it, this list may come in handy for finding another way to say the same thing.

annoying, arid, aseptic

barren, big yawn, blank, blah, bomb, bothersome, bromidic, bummer, by rote

characterless, cloying, colorless, common, commonplace, cumbersome

dead, debilitating, demoralizing, discouraging, disheartening, dispiriting, drab, drag, draining, dreary, drudging, dry, dry as dust, dull/dullish, dullard, dusty

earthbound, enfeebling, exhausting,

flat, fuddy-duddy


harp on the same thing, heavy, ho-hum, humdrum

inanimate, irksome, irritating, insipid, interminable

jading, fatiguing, jejune

leaden, lifeless, longsome, lumbering

mind-numbing, monochromatic, monotonous, moth-eaten, mundane

nothing, nowhere, numbing

old, one note song, ordinary

pallid, palling, pedantic, pedestrian, platitudinous, plebeian, pleasureless, plodding, poky/pokey, ponderous, prosaic, prosy

repetitious, routine

slow, soggy, spiritless stale, stereotyped, sterile, stodgy, stuffed shirt, stuffy, stupid, suspenselss

tame, tedious, tepid, threadbare, tiresome, tiring, trite

undramatic, uneventful, unexceptional, unexciting, unimaginative, uninspiring, uninteresting, unnewsworthy, unrewarding, unsensational, unspectacular, unsurprising, unvaried


wearisome, weary, wearying, well-worn



In case you still aren't sure what boring is, check out this very funny song!

So tell me, do you get bored? If so, what how do you combat it?


  1. stupendous list! bookmarking it! im always looking for new ways to say things!

  2. Or you could go for a metaphor...
    As exciting as dingy bath water slurping down the drain. :P

    Welcome to the group! :)
    August co-host and IWSG #110

  3. Or would that be a simile? LOL

  4. What a great idea- I love synonyms. I tend to use the same words over and over. For some reason the word eyes keeps popping up in my work. Have no idea why.

  5. I alternate activities when I'm bored.

    Fuddy-duddy sounds old-fashioned, but I like that expression.

  6. All of those words describe my drive today to and from my seminar. LOL!

  7. I don't usually get bored. I do if I'm performing some repetitive task - especially one that I don't especially enjoy anyway. Or if I'm waiting someplace and don't have a book.

  8. Hi, Bish,

    I've always liked vapid. By the time I get bored, I decide to move on to something else.

  9. Ha ha ha...It irritates me how kids today say way to often..."I am bored!" Guess life has become less 3D for them. Love your list!

  10. Not long-term, bored-with-life bored. It's possible to get bored with a specific event that isn't holding your interest but that you can't walk out of. But that's over with in a relatively short time. Otherwise, I'm with you. And I think if a person is often bored, or bored in many situations, chances are they are *boring* themselves.


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