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Word: ennui

Definition: boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy


Sentences Containing 'ennui'

Undoubtedly the very tedium and ennui which presume to have exhausted the variety and the joys of life are as old as Adam.
If we were always, indeed, getting our living, and regulating our lives according to the last and best mode we had learned, we should never be troubled with ennui.
An old fashioned man would have lost his senses or died of ennui before this.
At the Bois de Boulogne, ennui and hunger attacked me at once, two enemies who rarely accompany each other, and who are yet leagued against me, a sort of Carlo republican alliance.
Oh, believe me, that when three great passions, such as sorrow, love, and gratitude fill the heart, ennui can find no place.''
As we have said, he perfectly understood the old man's vocabulary, and if he did not use it more often, it was only indifference and ennui which prevented him from so doing.

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