from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; boredom: "The servants relieved their ennui with gambling and gossip about their masters” ( John Barth).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A gripping listlessness or melancholia caused by boredom; depression (Wikipedia).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A feeling of weariness and disgust; dullness and languor of spirits, arising from satiety or want of interest; tedium.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A painful or wearisome state of mind due to the want of any object of interest, or to enforced attention to something destitute of interest; the condition of being bored; tedium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the feeling of being bored by something tedious
French, from Old French enui, from ennuyer, to annoy, bore; see annoy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)