Definitions for ennuiɑnˈwi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom.

Origin of ennui:

1660–70; < F: boredom; OF enui displeasure; see annoy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boredom, ennui, tedium(noun)

    the feeling of being bored by something tedious


  1. ennui(Noun)

    A gripping listlessness or melancholia caused by boredom; depression.

  2. Origin: * From ennui, from enui, from enuier (see ennuyer and annoy), from inodiare, from odium

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ennui(noun)

    a feeling of weariness and disgust; dullness and languor of spirits, arising from satiety or want of interest; tedium

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. ennui

    1. The fourth dimension of action. 2. The looking-glass of the Infinite. 3. A state of time wherein seconds become days and hours become years. 4. A shop that contains nothing but a silent salesman, Death.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


trouble, nuisance or worry.

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