Ennui Definition

ŏn-wē, ŏnwē
Weariness and dissatisfaction resulting from inactivity or lack of interest; boredom.
Webster's New World

Origin of Ennui

  • Borrowing from French ennui, from Old French enui (“annoyance”), from enuier (see ennuyer and annoy), from Vulgar Latin inodiare, from Latin odium (“hate”)

    From Wiktionary

  • French from Old French enui from ennuyer to annoy, bore annoy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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