boredom

  1. the feeling of being bored by something tedious

    Synonyms : ennui, tedium
    Type Of : dissatisfaction

bombard

  1. throw bombs at or attack with bombs

    Synonyms : bomb
    Type Of : assail, attack
  2. a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family

    Synonyms : bombardon
    Type Of : bass, shawm
  3. cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile

    Synonyms : pelt
    Type Of : throw
  4. address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage

    Synonyms : barrage
    Type Of : assail, snipe, round, assault, lash out, attack
    Examples :
    • The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer
  5. direct high energy particles or radiation against

    Type Of : ray, irradiate

bark

  1. remove the bark of a tree

    Synonyms : skin
    Type Of : strip
  2. a sailing ship with 3 (or more) masts

    Synonyms : barque
    Type Of : sailing ship, sailing vessel
  3. a noise resembling the bark of a dog

    Type Of : noise
  4. cover with bark

    Type Of : cover
  5. make barking sounds

    Type Of : utter, emit, let loose, let out
    Examples :
    • The dogs barked at the stranger
  6. speak in an unfriendly tone

    Type Of : verbalise, verbalize, talk, mouth, utter, speak
    Examples :
    • She barked into the dictaphone
  7. tan (a skin) with bark tannins

    Type Of : tan
  8. the sound made by a dog

    Type Of : cry
  9. tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants

    Type Of : cover, natural covering, covering

breakthrough

  1. a productive insight

    Synonyms : discovery, find
    Type Of : brainstorm, brainwave, insight
  2. a penetration of a barrier such as an enemy's defense

    Type Of : penetration, incursion
  3. making an important discovery

    Type Of : uncovering, discovery, find

beyond

blacklist

  1. a list of people who are out of favor

    Synonyms : black book, shitlist
    Type Of : list, listing
  2. put on a blacklist so as to banish or cause to be boycotted

    Type Of : list
    Examples :
    • many books were blacklisted by the Nazis

boundary

  1. the greatest possible degree of something

    Synonyms : bound, limit
    Type Of : extent
  2. a line determining the limits of an area

    Synonyms : bound, edge
    Type Of : line
  3. the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

    Synonyms : bound, bounds
    Type Of : extremity

baulk

  1. the area on a billiard table behind the balkline

    Synonyms : balk
    Type Of : surface area, expanse, area
  2. one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof

    Synonyms : balk, rafter
    Type Of : beam
  3. something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

    Synonyms : balk, check, deterrent, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment
    Type Of : difficulty
  4. refuse to comply

    Synonyms : balk, jib, resist
    Type Of : disobey

backwash

  1. the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)

    Synonyms : aftermath, wake
    Type Of : result, consequence, event, upshot, issue, effect, outcome
  2. the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller

    Synonyms : airstream, race, slipstream, wash
    Type Of : flow
  3. the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward

    Synonyms : wake
    Type Of : wave, moving ridge

bombshell

  1. a shocking surprise

    Synonyms : thunderbolt, thunderclap
    Type Of : surprise
    Examples :
    • news of the attack came like a bombshell
  2. an entertainer who has a sensational effect

    Type Of : entertainer
    Examples :
    • she was a blonde bombshell
  3. an explosive bomb or artillery shell

    Type Of : bomb