Antonyms of verb bore

1 of 2 senses of bore

Sense 1
bore, tire -- (cause to be bored)
       Antonym of interest (Sense 1)
      => interest -- (excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bore

2 senses of bore

Sense 1
bore, tire -- (cause to be bored)

Sense 2
bore, drill -- (make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool; "don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"; "drill a hole into the wall"; "drill for oil"; "carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall")
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")

Antonyms of adj bored

2 senses of bored

Sense 1
bored, world-weary -- (tired of the world; "bored with life"; "strolled through the museum with a bored air")

INDIRECT (VIA tired) -> rested -- (not tired; refreshed as by sleeping or relaxing; "came back rested from her vacation")

Sense 2
blase, bored -- (uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence; "his blase indifference"; "a petulant blase air"; "the bored gaze of the successful film star")

INDIRECT (VIA uninterested) -> interested -- (having or showing interest; especially curiosity or fascination or concern; "an interested audience"; "interested in sports"; "was interested to hear about her family"; "interested in knowing who was on the telephone"; "interested spectators")

Similarity of adj bored

2 senses of bored

Sense 1
bored, world-weary -- (tired of the world; "bored with life"; "strolled through the museum with a bored air")
       => tired (vs. rested) -- (depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat")

Sense 2
blase, bored -- (uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence; "his blase indifference"; "a petulant blase air"; "the bored gaze of the successful film star")
       => uninterested (vs. interested) -- (not having or showing interest; "an uninterested spectator")

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