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ɑnˈwien·nui

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ennui

    Synonyms:
    fatigue, labor, lassitude, toil, weariness, work

    Antonyms:
    amusement, cheer, delight, diversion, enjoyment, entertainment, frolic, fun, merriment, pastime, pleasure, recreation, sport

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boredom, ennui, tediumnoun

    the feeling of being bored by something tedious

    Synonyms:
    tiresomeness, tedium, boredom, tediousness

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  1. ennuinoun

    Synonyms:
    [Fr.] listlessness (for want of occupation), languor, tedium, lassitude, wearisomeness, tiresomeness, irksomeness

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How to use ennui in a sentence?

  1. Cervantes:

    Poesy is a beauteous damsel, chaste, honourable, discreet, witty, retired, and who keeps herself within the limits of propriety. She is a friend of solitude; fountains entertain her, meadows console her, woods free her from ennui, flowers delight her; in short, she gives pleasure and instruction to all with whom she communicates.

  2. M. F. K. Fisher:

    Family dinners are more often than not an ordeal of nervous indigestion, preceded by hidden resentment and ennui and accompanied by psychosomatic jitters.

  3. Sir B. Brodie:

    The failure of the mind in old age is often less the results of natural decay, than of disuse. Ambition has ceased to operate; contentment bring indolence, and indolence decay of mental power, ennui, and sometimes death. Men have been known to die, literally speaking, of disease induced by intellectual vacancy.

  4. D. H. Lawrence, Women in Love:

    There are three cures for ennui: sleep, drink and travel.

  5. Luke Rhinehart:

    Life is islands of ecstasy in an ocean of ennui, and after the age of thirty land is seldom seen.


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