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boredom

(bor'dom?)
A feeling of fatigue, depression, or disinterest caused by a lack of challenging or meaningful work or stimulation.
See: apathy

boredom

state of mind caused by a lack of space in animal accommodation because there is insufficient room for young animals to play. If severe, animals may develop vices. See also tail biting, ear sucking, crib-biting and pica.

boredom barking
an unsatisfactory habit of some dogs, usually those left alone while their owners are at work. Unnoticed by the owner, but very annoying to neighbors.
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The study builds on preliminary research done by Goetz and colleague Anne Frenzel in 2006 in which they differentiated between four types of boredom according to the levels of arousal (ranging from calm to fidgety) and how positive or negative boredom is experienced (so-called valence).
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Duda and Nicholls (1992) found strong cross-situational generalizability with respect to goals-beliefs, less cross-situational generalizability with respect to perceptions of competence, and no appreciable relationship between reported satisfaction and boredom experienced in sport and school.
June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether it's back and forth to soccer practice or on a cross-country road trip, Rand McNally's new Boredom Breakers(TM) line of games and activities provides affordable fun for family car trips.
youngsters kick boredom into touch at the football workshops.
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EASTER holiday boredom could be good for children, says a university researcher.
She is plunked down in a seaport town that promises boredom with exceptional scenery.
Entries also tell of long weeks of boredom, the loss of friends who fell overboard with no hope of rescue, the author's concern for his siblings in other Marine divisions, and his surprise at his own excitement in battle.
Instead, ``Jarhead'' is a fitfully engaging portrait of the boredom of war, a ``Full Metal Jacket'' for Generation Xers who feel cheated by the currents of history.