/ɑnˈwi, ˈɑn wi;
a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom:
The endless lecture produced an unbearable ennui.
listlessness, tedium, lassitude, languor.
a feeling of listlessness and general dissatisfaction resulting from lack of activity or excitement
[C18: from French: apathy, from Old French
annoyance, vexation; see
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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.
Even those few who have some redeeming qualities can not save themselves from an all-pervading gloom of ennui.
And for all its cool ennui, the band's sly neo-retro garage rock radiates surprising warmth and romance.
Gossip, like ennui, is born of idleness.
He was consumed with ennui.
He's very social and made friends, but it was like eternal ennui had set in.
True philosophy raises us above grandeur, but nothing can raise us above the ennui which it causes.
Smart, ennui, is learning to identify the conversations or disputes worth having.
Ennui is a cognitive gift, but it must be properly unlocked.
Same use of wit as armor against imprisonment and ennui.
The horrors have been stated and restated almost to ennui.
Even the big names fail to sell out, amid a widening yawn of ennui.
His turn to crime appears to have been motivated as much by ennui as ambition.
These unhealthy treats are common ways of dealing with office ennui, research shows.
Medical professionals have not been immune to this sometimes overwhelming ennui.
Ennui is not a word in our vocabulary this year for sure.