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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 shape of that "something else" will, I hope, emerge over the course of this essay and offer in the exploration of the apparently mundane experience of tedium a counterpoint to my previous article for this journal, on the tragedy of the commoner.
The League Against Tedium cannot be described in any way that pretends to do it justice.
Introducing the reader to an easy-to-use format consisting of lunch-packing blueprints, menu rotation charts, delightful additions such as jokes, cartoons, quips, and quotes to enhance the child's meal, easy English muffin pizzas, Mexican pinwheels, purple people-eaten dip, fab brownies, and many more exuberant recipes, The Healthy Lunchbox is an ideal guide, very strongly recommended to all parents looking for an effective solution to the general tedium of their children's daily lunch life.
The hysterical tears of the teacher, the press-ganged cast, the eternal tedium of rehearsal?
Perhaps it is his collaborative spirit that helps Weiser make his objects seem so playful, almost dreamy; they leave the dryly technical tedium of "media art" far behind.
Over the 40 minutes it took them to peel off and neatly stack their clothes, dress, walk to another point on stage, and repeat the process twice, the audience's attention moved from fascination to tedium and back to delight.
But for every moment of sour laughter, there are huge slabs of tedium.
The text never descends into dryness or the tedium of too much detail.
In this gritty and partially fictionalized memoir of a conflict so unlike their fathers' war, Herr (who had a hand in the scripts for Platoon and Apocalypse Now) has assembled these dispatches and fashioned a surrealistic account of the tedium, drugs, and body bags, and offers readers an encounter with the war that dislodged this generation.
He is no less capable of injecting humorous and meaningful anecdotes: Speaking of wives who shelter husbands from "the tedium of domestic affairs" Hoppen recounts how one patriarch, who had fathered sixteen offspring, engaged a small child at a party: "And whose little girl are you?
Comedian Simon Munnery is aiming to banish the winter blues in Coventry with The League Against Tedium.