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Word: ennui

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


Sentences Containing 'ennui'

An old fashioned man would have lost his senses or died of ennui before this.
And he has clearly directed to get a tempo that suggests irritation and ennui."
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.
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.
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.
Oh, believe me, that when three great passions, such as sorrow, love, and gratitude fill the heart, ennui can find no place.''
Undoubtedly the very tedium and ennui which presume to have exhausted the variety and the joys of life are as old as Adam.

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