Boring vs. Lame

Boring vs. Lame — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Boring and Lame

Boringadjective

Uninteresting and tiresome; dull.

Lameadjective

Disabled so that movement, especially walking, is difficult or impossible

Lame from the accident, he walked with a cane. A lame wing kept the bird from flying.

Boringnoun

A pit or hole which has been bored.

Lameadjective

Marked by pain or rigidness

a lame back.

Boringnoun

Fragments thrown up when something is bored or drilled.

Lameadjective

Weak or ineffectual

a lame attempt to apologize.

Boringnoun

Any organism that bores into a hard surface

Lameadjective

(Informal) Dull or unsatisfactory

That movie was so lame!.

Boringverb

present participle of bore

Lameadjective

(Slang) Socially inappropriate; foolish.

Boringadjective

Causing boredom; unable to engage or hold the interest.

What a boring film that was! I almost fell asleep.

Lameverb

To cause to become lame; cripple.

Boringnoun

the act of drilling

Lamenoun

A thin metal plate, especially one of the overlapping steel plates in medieval armor.

Boringnoun

the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum

Lamenoun

A shiny fabric woven with metallic threads, often of gold or silver.

Boringadjective

so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness;

a boring evening with uninteresting peoplethe deadening effect of some routine tasksa dull playhis competent but dull performancea ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attentionwhat an irksome task the writing of long letters istedious days on the trainthe tiresome chirping of a cricketother people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome

Lameadjective

Unable to walk properly because of a problem with one's feet or legs.

Lameadjective

Moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury, defect or temporary obstruction of a function.

a lame leg, arm or muscle

Lameadjective

(by extension) Hobbling; limping; inefficient; imperfect.

Lameadjective

(slang) Unconvincing or unbelievable.

He had a really lame excuse for missing the birthday party.

Lameadjective

(slang) Failing to be cool, funny, interesting or relevant.

He kept telling these extremely lame jokes all night.

Lameverb

(transitive) To cause (a person or animal) to become lame.

Lamenoun

A stupid or undesirable person.

Lamenoun

A lamina.

Lamenoun

(in the plural) A set of joined overlapping metal plates.

Lamenoun

someone who doesn't understand what is going on

Lamenoun

a fabric interwoven with threads of metal;

she wore a gold lame dress

Lameverb

deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg;

The accident has crippled her for life

Lameadjective

pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness;

a feeble excusea lame argument

Lameadjective

(of horses) disabled in the feet or legs

Lameadjective

disabled in the feet or legs;

a crippled soldiera game leg