Definition of Ennui

1. Noun. The feeling of being bored by something tedious.

Exact synonyms: Boredom, Tedium
Generic synonyms: Dissatisfaction
Specialized synonyms: Blahs, Fatigue
Derivative terms: Tedious



Definition of Ennui

1. n. A feeling of weariness and disgust; dullness and languor of spirits, arising from satiety or want of interest; tedium.

Definition of Ennui

1. Noun. A gripping listlessness or melancholia caused by boredom; depression. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ennui

1. a feeling of weariness and discontent [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ennui

ennewing
ennews
enniatin B synthetase
enniche
enniched
enniches
enniching
ennoble
ennobled
ennoblement
ennoblements
ennobler
ennoblers
ennobles
ennobling
ennui (current term)
ennuied
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ennuye
ennuyed
ennuyee
ennuying
ennuyée
ennuyées
enoate
enoates
enocyanin
enodal
enodation
enodations

Literary usage of Ennui

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1. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste COMTE, Frederic Harrison (1896)
"The strongest faculties, which ;nv the lowest, are so easily exercised that in ordinary circumstances they can hardly generate the ennui which would produce ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1783)
"And fuch culprits arc doom'd to the gaol of ey gape o ei Two muddy licit filh in the net of ennui. Of Indolence moil ye mild ..."

3. The Port Folio by Joseph Dennie (1806)
"You can sink the flat boat of the invader ennui. If a cool non-chalance o'er your sposo should for vapours will rise e'en on Jupiter's head, O ever believe ..."

4. Applied Sociology: A Treatise on the Conscious Improvement of Society by Society by Lester Frank Ward (1906)
"The action that men of leisure engage in is of every conceivable kind, whatever best accomplishes the primary egoistic purpose of driving away ennui and ..."

5. Literary and Historical Miscellanies by George Bancroft (1855)
"But in his fullest maturity he still draws the appalling picture of unalleviated ennui, in language that was the mournful echo of his mind. ..."

6. Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace (1881)
"If we can often repeat to ourselves sweet thoughts without ennui, why shall not another be suffered to awaken them within us still oftener."— Hesp. ..."

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