Boring – Synonyms

13.04.23 Synonyms Time to read: 2min

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The word “boring” usually refers to something that is uninteresting or not really exciting. It usually describes activities, situations, or people that do not generate feelings of attention or engagement.  The word “boring” is used as both an adjective and a noun.

Another word for “boring” is monotonous or uninspiring. However, more synonyms will be listed in this article.

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“Boring” – General synonyms

The following illustrates other words for “boring” that may be used in everyday conversation as well as in academic writing.

  • Banal
  • Dreary
  • Excruciating
  • Humdrum
  • Lackluster
  • Lifeless
  • Monotonous
  • Tedious
  • Tiresome
  • Unexciting
  • Unstimulating

“Boring” synonyms in the sense of uninteresting

Synonyms of the word “boring” in the sense of uninteresting are:

  • Dead
  • Dreary
  • Dry
  • Dull
  • Flat
  • Humdrum
  • Insipid
  • Mind-numbing
  • Monotonous
  • Old
  • Repetitious
  • Routine
  • Stale
  • Tedious
  • Tiresome
  • Unexciting
  • Uninspiring
  • Uninteresting
  • Wearisome

“Boring” synonyms in the sense of tiring

Synonyms of the word “boring” in the sense of tiring are:

  • Annoying
  • Dull
  • Dusty
  • Monotonous
  • Old
  • Slow
  • Stupid
  • Tiring
  • Uninteresting
  • Weary
  • Wearying
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“Boring” – Synonyms used in academic writing

In an academic context, the word “boring” is used to describe lectures, books or topics that are mostly uninteresting and unexciting. That’s why this word should be used carefully and precisely, as “boring” is a subjective perception and can therefore create ambiguity.

Therefore, more objective language should be used in an academic context.

However, more synonyms for “boring” used in academic writing will be shown below.

Are you looking for suitable synonyms for “boring” for your academic paper? Have a look at the table below with the top suggestions from our BachelorPrint-Team.

“Boring” Synonyms Examples
Monotonous The lecture was boring and…
The lecture was monotonous and…
Dull This book is boring.
This book is dull.
Tedious This topic seems boring and…
This topic seems tedious and…


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