pure (esp. AmE), sheer, utter
alleviate, avoid, combat, relieve

An MP3 player can relieve the boredom of running.

die from, die of, go mad with (BrE)

I'd die of boredom if I lived in the country.

drive sb mad with (BrE)

Unemployment can drive you mad with boredom.

a low boredom threshold (esp. BrE)

Sorting mail is not a job for people with a low boredom threshold.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • boredom — index disinterest (lack of interest) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • boredom — state of being bored, 1852, from BORE (Cf. bore) (v.1) + DOM (Cf. dom). It also has been employed in a sense bores as a class (1883) and practice of being a bore (1864, a sense properly belonging to boreism, 1833) …   Etymology dictionary

  • boredom — *tedium, ennui, doldrums Antonyms: amusement Contrasted words: diversion, entertainment, recreation (see under AMUSE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • boredom — [n] disinterest; weariness apathy, detachment, disgust, distaste, doldrums, dullness, ennui, fatigue, flatness, incuriosity, indifference, irksomeness, jadedness, lack of interest, lassitude, lethargy, listlessness, monotony, pococurantism,… …   New thesaurus

  • boredom — ► NOUN ▪ the state of feeling bored …   English terms dictionary

  • boredom — [bôr′dəm] n. the condition of being bored; ennui …   English World dictionary

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  • boredom — n. 1) complete, sheer, utter boredom 2) out of boredom (he started drinking again out of boredom) * * * [ bɔːdəm] sheer utter boredom complete out of boredom (he started drinking again out of boredom) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • boredom — bore|dom [ˈbo:dəm US ˈbo:r ] n [U] the feeling you have when you are bored, or the quality of being boring ▪ a game to relieve the boredom of a long journey ▪ the sheer boredom of being in jail boredom with ▪ his boredom with life in a small town …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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