boredom noun

ADJ. sheer, utter | terminal

VERB + BOREDOM prevent | alleviate, combat, relieve A walkman can relieve the boredom of running. | die from/of, go mad with I'd die of boredom if I lived in the country. | drive sb mad with Unemployment can drive you mad with boredom.

PHRASES a high/low boredom threshold Sorting mail is not a job for people with a low boredom threshold.