boredom

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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
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We can only hope that the spectacle will be better than the tournament of tedium we have watched over the last four weeks.
National Geographic's "Living in the Age of Airplanes" begins ominously, with shots of an airplane graveyard in the Mojave Desert, setting the revolutionary transformations of world air travel against the tedium with which most people mistakenly regard the wonder of flying.
The tedium replayed itself in my mind when I noticed the Daily Telegraph had devoted a whole page on Tuesday to chronicling his achievements as he hits 70.
In Tedium, a play by Chicago-based playwright Mickle Maher, a single speaker recounts the story of a tedious theater event that turned, over the course of its run, into something else entirely.
When his estranged son, naval Lieutenant Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), visits they are arrested THE TEDIUM CONSPIRACY: Cranston and Taylor-Johnson investigating the quarantine zone where his wife died.
My only layman's instinct is that Thursday will just be the start of a fresh round of tedium.
There was, however, a little light relief from the tedium surrounding the store makeovers when some locals in North Yorkshire gave the thumbs down, initially, to their new shop.
Summary: The news that a number of Lebanese Salafists were recently killed in Syria broke the Lebanese political tedium, yet there has been no official comment on the events in Tal Kalakh.
The event attracts attendees from around the world, making pilgrimage to something which celebrates such tedium as a history of the selfcheckout machine and unexpected items in the bagging area.
To relieve the tedium of the interminable queues at every junction, roundabout and traffic light we have invented a game: "Bus Lane Bingo." Whenever we join a queue alongside which runs a bus lane, each player must guess how many unauthorised vehicles will use the bus lane to push in.
The Office for National Statistics revealed that nearly half of all babies are born to women over 30, as they concentrate on their careers before being bogged down by the tedium of motherhood, reported The Daily Star.
The tedium of employment isn't particularly interesting to write about--it's the exploits and characters that provide value when articulated through a gifted hand; chalk up another in the excellent category with this one.