Ennui meaning

ŏn-wē, ŏnwē
The definition of ennui is lack of interest or boredom.

An example of ennui is a child sitting in the house saying there is nothing to do.

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A gripping listlessness or melancholia caused by boredom; depression .
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Listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; boredom.
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Weariness and dissatisfaction resulting from inactivity or lack of interest; boredom.
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Origin of ennui

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

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

  • 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