Definition of ennui in English:

ennui

Syllabification: en·nui
Pronunciation: /änˈwē
 
/

noun

A feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.
More example sentences
  • The physical environment itself is a crucial factor in the creation of unhappiness, ennui, anger, alienation and despair.
  • He is portraying an English landscape of barren trees, a place of despair, ennui and fear.
  • But for those who are privileged to get their life extended forever, will boredom and ennui not set in?
Synonyms
boredom, tedium, listlessness, lethargy, lassitude, languor, weariness, enervation; malaise, dissatisfaction, melancholy, depression, world-weariness, Weltschmerz

Origin

mid 18th century: French, from Latin mihi in odio est 'it is hateful to me'. Compare with annoy.

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