Definition of ennui noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɒnˈwiː//
; NAmE NAmE//ɑːnˈwiː//
[uncountable] (from French, literary)
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feelings of being bored and not satisfied because nothing interesting is happening Word Originmid 18th cent.: French, from Latin in odio(n-), from mihi in odio est ‘it is hateful to me’. Compare with annoy.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ennui