boredom


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Some young people who do not have the interior resources or the responses to deal with that boredom creatively then sometimes end up smashing up bus shelters or taking cars out for a joyride.
The study of more than 2,000 parents of children under 12 years old from the United Kingdom helped Mann categorise young flyers' activities into active, passive , interactive, creative or sensory to formulate the CBQ, and ultimately help parents mix the perfect blend of things to do, to catch boredom before it sets in.
This paper aims to expand on the understanding of workplace boredom in service employees in two ways.
It has been said that the cure for boredom is curiosity -- but for children, that's true only if someone doesn't rush in with a smartphone or even helpful hints for what to do.
Por ejemplo, en 1975, Grubb desarrollo Job Boredom Scale (JBS) que tiene 11 items que se responden en un formato de respuesta de 5 puntos y que se agrupan en dos sub-escalas: cognitiva y afectiva.
The Boredom Proneness Scale (BPS) was developed by Farmer and Sundberg (1986) and consists of 26 items that include such items as "Unless I am doing something exciting, even dangerous, I feel half-dead and dull" and "I am seldom excited about my work".
Although boredom is often characterized as negative, research argues that it may work to motivate and focus attention.
The bottom line, note the researchers, is that it's not just "emotional eating" but unemotional boredom that can pack on extra pounds.
Leisure boredom is defined as the "subjective perception that available leisure experiences are not sufficient to instrumentally satisfy needs for optimal arousal" (Iso-Ahola & Weissinger, 1990, p.
A part-time dental nurse, Deon is looking at different scales of boredom, how attitudes and perception of this state of mind have changed over time, and why we respond to varying levels of interest and stimulation.
Boredom is the first serious documentary on the subject of boredom.
India, July 14 -- One reason for boredom and ennui is that sometimesour routine, or what we do everyday, becomes sorepetitivethat we lose all interest in itand carry on through the motions half-heartedly.