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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boredom, ennui, tedium(noun)

    the feeling of being bored by something tedious

    Synonyms:
    tiresomeness, tedium, boredom, tediousness

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ennui(n.)

    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. Luke Rhinehart:

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

  2. Abraham Myerson:

    Society expects man to be a passive social animal who believes like the People of the Field in "Jurgen" that "to do what you always have done" and "what is expected of you" are the twin rules of life. This, is course, is not true. The wanton crucifixion of impulses, the unnecessary blocking and frustration of the drives and urges, are an evil that reflects itself in sophistication, ennui and boredom, dissatisfaction, melancholy, fatigue, anxiety and neurosis.

  3. 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.

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

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

  5. 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.


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