ennui

Definitions

0 Vote up! noun. Listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; boredom: "The servants relieved their ennui with gambling and gossip about their masters” ( John Barth).
0 Vote up! noun. A gripping listlessness or melancholia caused by boredom; depression.
0 Vote up! noun. A feeling of weariness and disgust; dullness and languor of spirits, arising from satiety or want of interest; tedium.
0 Vote up! noun. A painful or wearisome state of mind due to the want of any object of interest, or to enforced attention to something destitute of interest; the condition of being bored; tedium.
0 Vote up! noun. the feeling of being bored by something tedious

Usage

0 Vote up! Prior to this we'd had limited access to the French word "ennui" - a more grandiose, long-term boredom - but once we had our own word for listless dissatisfaction, we embraced it.
0 Vote up! So, I suppose, this ennui is the ying to that yang.
0 Vote up! "I suppose this is what they call ennui," said Eric again, after a pause.
0 Vote up! The ennui is without doubt the worst thing a POW has to contend with.
0 Vote up! It means the post-novel ennui is wearing off, and maybe when coffeeem sends back "Lucky Day," I'll have something useful to say about it.

Mnemonics

0 Vote up! ennui...when pronounced sounds quite similar to ANNOYed....now think of a person who is always annoyed with everything......such a person could be very BORING and irritating for you.

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0 Vote up! unclebheem added a Picture 3 years 7 months ago.
0 Vote up! unclebheem added a Mnemonic " ennui...when pronounced sounds quite similar to ANNOYed....now think of a person who is always annoyed with everything......such a person could be very BORING and irritating for you. " 3 years 8 months ago.