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Definition of Ennui


  1. A feeling of weariness and disgust; dullness and languor of spirits, arising from satiety or want of interest; tedium.

Ennui Quotations

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
Helen Keller

To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
Charles de Montesquieu

The song 'Take This Job and Shove It' spent 18 weeks on the country charts in 1977. 1970s country music fans had a clearer understanding of the ennui of wage-slavery than modern elites.
Alex Pareene

If the child has not an object that it can occupy itself with, it feels ennui; for it does not yet know how to occupy itself with itself.
Max Stirner

Ennui is the echo in us of time tearing itself apart.
Emile M. Cioran
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Ennui Translations

ennui in French is ennui
ennui in German is Langeweile
ennui in Hungarian is unalom
ennui in Italian is uggia
ennui in Spanish is aburrimiento
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