[ahn-wee, ahn-wee; French ahn-nwee]
a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom: The endless lecture produced an unbearable ennui.

1660–70; < French: boredom; Old French enui displeasure; see annoy

listlessness, tedium, lassitude, languor.
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ennui (ˈɒnwiː, French ɑ̃nɥi)
a feeling of listlessness and general dissatisfaction resulting from lack of activity or excitement
[C18: from French: apathy, from Old French enui annoyance, vexation; see annoy]

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Word Origin & History

1667, from O.Fr. enui "annoyance," back-formation from envier (see annoy).
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Example sentences
Sometimes a change of scene isn't enough to ease urban ennui.
And nothing kills ennui dead better than the Pixies.
There is anger in some quarters, ennui in others.
The ennui induced by persistent solicitations to join new social networks.
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