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Meaning of ENNUI

Pronunciation:  ân'wee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the feeling of being bored by something tedious

ENNUI is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: boredom, tedium
 See Also: blahs, dissatisfaction, fatigue



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\En`nui"\, n. [F., fr. L. in odio in hatred. See {Annoy}.]
A feeling of weariness and disgust; dullness and languor of
spirits, arising from satiety or want of interest; tedium.
--T. Gray.

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