BOREDOM  厭煩

FEELING OR MOOD of a LACK of DELIGHT in the NOW:present SITUATION which one UNDERSTANDS TOO INTENSELY:well, OFTEN:typically also LACK of DESIRE to ACT.
INDIFFERENTBOREDBOREDOMTEDIOUSDULLMONOTONOUSREPETITIVEUNRELIEVEDUNVARIEDUNIMAGINATIVEUNEVENTFULCHARACTERLESSFEATURELESSCOLORLESSLIFELESSINSIPIDUNINTERESTINGUNEXCITINGUNINSPIRINGUNSTIMULATINGUNREADABLEUNWATCHABLEJEJUNEFLATBLANDDRYSTALETIREDBANALLACKLUSTERSTODGYVAPIDMONOCHROMEDREARYHUMDRUMMUNDANEMIND-NUMBINGWEARISOMETIRINGTIRESOMEIRKSOMETRYINGFRUSTRATINGDEADLYHO-HUMDULLSVILLEDULL AS DISHWATERPLAIN-VANILLAWEARINESSENNUIAPATHYUNCONCERNFRUSTRATIONDISSATISFACTIONRESTLESSNESSRESTIVENESSLETHARGYLASSITUDETEDIUMDULLNESSMONOTONYREPETITIVENESSFLATNESSDREARINESSDEADLINESS
Kind Of

FEELING

Modern Chinese Criteria

無聊

枯燥

乾燥

枯澀

乏味

無味

平淡

乾癟

乾巴巴

平淡無味

索然寡味

味同嚼蠟

興味索然

厭煩

厭倦

鬱悶

煩碎

rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

Old Chinese Contrasts

La philosophie comme solution au mal du vivre, 2013

CASSIN 2004 Vocabulaire européen des philosophies. Dictionnaire des intraduisibles 8

ACEDIA

This gives a fine survey of related notions of indifference, and especially of SPLEEN in Baudelaire. Taedium vitae in Lucretius.

The history of boredom in ancient and medieval China remains to be written. The history of the modern words provides a starting point for this.

COMENIUS 1665 De Rerum Humanarum Emendatione 661©©

TAEDIUM a nimietate rei veniens impatientia (ut si qvis nimis diu cogatur laborare, aut loqvi, aut alium loqventem audire, aut vigilare, vel dormire, stare vel sedere, etiam otiari a labore consueto....)

DOEDERLEIN 1840 Lateinische Synonyme und Etymologien

DULL/BORING/STUPID

inficetus refers to someone who is dull, tasteless, and heavy-handed.

infacetus refers to anyone who lacks special wit, and the word is usually used with negatives, is a negative polarity item.

KESSEL 2001 Kessel, Martina, Langeweile. Zum Umgang mit Zeit und Gefuehlen in Deutschland vom spaeten 18. bis zum fruehen 20. Jahrhundert

RITTER 1971-2007 Historisches Woerterbuch der Philosophie 5.28

LANGEWEILE

WEBER 1857 Democritus Ridens 6.5

DOEHLEMANN 1995 Langeweile?

TOOHEY 2011 Boredom

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vt(oN) : 4
  • VPi : 2
  • VPtoN : 2
  • vi.red : 1
  • NPab : 1
  • VPt(oN) : 1
  • vtoN : 1

Attributions by text

  • 百喻經 : 4
  • 劉義慶世說新語 : 2
  • 管子 : 2
  • 老子 : 2
  • 莊子 : 1
  • 法句經 : 1

Words

   yàn OC: qems MC: ʔiɛm 4 Attributions
  • vt(oN)be bored or become bored with something contextually determinate
  • vtoNget bored with; lose interest in
疲厭   pí yàn OC: bral qems MC: biɛ ʔiɛm 3 Attributions
  • NPabpsychthe state of being sick and tired of something
  • VPichangeget worn out
  • VPt(oN)get tired of/bored with the contextually determinate N
  • VPtoNcausativetire out
   juàn OC: ɡrons MC: giɛn 1 Attribution
  • vt(oN)get bored with the contextually determinate N
   yì OC: qrɯb MC: ʔip 1 Attribution
  • vi.redbe very bored
寂寞   jì mò OC: sɡlɯɯwɡ maaɡ MC: dzek mɑk 1 Attribution
  • VPibe bored
心厭   xīn yàn OC: slɯm qems MC: sim ʔiɛm 1 Attribution
  • VPtoNget fed up with; get bored with
無聊   wú liáo OC: ma b-ruu MC: mi̯o leu 1 Attribution
  • VPibe boring

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: