Ennui, or a listless disconnection from active involvement. An absence of interest and motivation, resulting in lack of effort. An example of a work taking boredom as its subject:

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  • Boredom — Bore dom, n. 1. The state of being bored, or pestered; a state of ennui. Dickens. [1913 Webster] 2. The realm of bores; bores, collectively. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Boredom — Boring redirects here. For other uses, see Boring (disambiguation). For the Buzzcocks song, see Spiral Scratch (EP) …   Wikipedia

  • boredom — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ pure (esp. AmE), sheer, utter ▪ terminal VERB + BOREDOM ▪ prevent ▪ alleviate …   Collocations dictionary

  • 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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