- A feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement: he succumbed to ennui and despairMore 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?
mid 18th century: French, from Latin in odio(n-), from mihi in odio est 'it is hateful to me'. Compare with annoy.