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 for Bored
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bore \Bore\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bored; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Boring.] [OE. borien, AS. borian; akin to Icel. bora, Dan.
     bore, D. boren, OHG. por?n, G. bohren, L. forare, Gr. ? to
     plow, Zend bar. [root]91.]
     1. To perforate or penetrate, as a solid body, by turning an
        auger, gimlet, drill, or other instrument; to make a round
        hole in or through; to pierce; as, to bore a plank.
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              I'll believe as soon this whole earth may be bored.
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     2. To form or enlarge by means of a boring instrument or
        apparatus; as, to bore a steam cylinder or a gun barrel;
        to bore a hole.
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              Short but very powerful jaws, by means whereof the
              insect can bore, as with a centerbit, a cylindrical
              passage through the most solid wood.  --T. W.
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     3. To make (a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; as,
        to bore one's way through a crowd; to force a narrow and
        difficult passage through. "What bustling crowds I bored."
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     4. To weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to
        trouble; to vex; to annoy; to pester.
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              He bores me with some trick.          --Shak.
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              Used to come and bore me at rare intervals.
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     5. To befool; to trick. [Obs.]
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              I am abused, betrayed; I am laughed at, scorned,
              Baffled and bored, it seems.          --Beau. & Fl.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  bored \bored\ adj.
     tired of the world; bored with life.
     Syn: world-weary.
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     2. uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence.
        Opposite of interested.
     Syn: blase.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: tired of the world; "bored with life"; "strolled through
             the museum with a bored air" [syn: bored, world-
      2: uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence; "his
         blase indifference"; "a petulant blase air"; "the bored gaze
         of the successful film star" [syn: blase, bored]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  89 Moby Thesaurus words for "bored":
     aloof, anguished, anxious, apathetic, benumbed, blase, bored stiff,
     bored to death, bored to tears, careless, cheerless, dead,
     debilitated, depressed, detached, disgusted, disinterested,
     distant, dopey, dormant, droopy, drugged, dull, enervated,
     exanimate, grim, heavy, hebetudinous, heedless, impassive,
     inanimate, incurious, indifferent, inert, insouciant, jaded,
     joyless, lackadaisical, languid, languorous, leaden, lethargic,
     lifeless, listless, lumpish, mindless, moribund, nauseated,
     nauseous, numb, phlegmatic, pleasureless, pooped, prey to malaise,
     regardless, repelled, revolted, sad, sated, sickened, sleepy, slow,
     sluggish, somnolent, stagnant, stagnating, stolid, stultified,
     stuporous with boredom, suffering angst, supine, torpid,
     unconcerned, uneasy, unfulfilled, ungratified, unhappy,
     uninquiring, uninterested, uninvolved, unmindful, unquiet,
     unsatisfied, vegetable, vegetative, wan, weary, withdrawn,

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