Bore and Excite


Bore verb - To make weary and restless by being dull or monotonous.
Usage example: the professor's lifeless and unimaginative teaching style bored the students to death

Excite is an antonym for bore in topics: tire, drill hole, disinterest.

Nearby Words: boring, bored, borer


Excite verb - To cause a pleasurable stimulation of the feelings.
Usage example: for some reason the first snowfall of the season never fails to excite us

Bore is an antonym for excite in inspire topic.

Common collocations

people bore people excite people
audience bore audience excite audience
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