#EngVocab: Words to say ‘boring’

Today I’d like to share some words you can use to describe your boredom. Stay tuned, fellas!

  1. Ennui. Meaning: lack of interest or boredom. You can use the word when you’re so bored and have nothing to do.
    • Example:
      • “The endless lecture produced an unbearable ennui.”
  2. Prosaic. Meaning: commonplace or dull; unimaginative. It’s an adjective form of the word ‘prose–’ as in not poetry. You can use the word to describe something flat and boring.
    • Example:
      • “My life has been so prosaic since you’re gone.”
  3. Insipid. Meaning: dull; bland or flavorless. It’s usually used to describe bland cuisine or something unexciting/ uninteresting.
    • Example:
      • “Their talk is as insipid as the soup this restaurant served.”
  4. Platitudinous. Meaning: characterised by cliches or platitudes. It refers to a trite use of language. It’s used to describe something overly rhetoric and cliches that make it boring.
    • Example:
      • “I’m tired of his platitudinous love-letter.”



Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on Saturday, February 27, 2016.



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