Friday, February 15, 2008
ennui noun [on-WEE] A feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction arising from lack of interest; boredom.
Definitions for ennui
- A feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction arising from lack of interest; boredom.
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Citations for ennui
He glanced at his heavily laden bookshelves. Nothing there appealed to him. The ennui seemed to have settled into his very bones.
He was often off sick or playing hooky and suffered from a kind of ennui, a mixture of listlessness and willful melancholy.
Origin of ennui
Ennui is from the French, from Old French enui, "annoyance," from enuier, "to annoy, to bore," from the Latin phrase in odium, "in hatred or dislike."