Ennui


Ennui

(ahn-WEE)

Noun:

-A feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest.

-A feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or exciting to do.

-A feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.

-Boredom.

From French, from Old French enui - annoyance, from enuier - to vex, from Late Latin inodiare - to make loathsome. First Known Use: 1732

Used in a sentence:

“After a month in the bridewell, the ennui was sufficient to transform the usually sanguine Mr. Stockton into an Ophelian fainéant.”

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