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synonyms for ennui

  • apathy
  • languor
  • melancholy
  • sadness
  • tedium
  • weariness
  • blahs
  • blues
  • dejection
  • depression
  • dissatisfaction
  • doldrums
  • dumps
  • fatigue
  • lassitude
  • listlessness
  • satiety
  • spiritlessness
  • surfeit
  • yawn
  • ho hums
  • lack of interest
  • languidness
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antonyms for ennui

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  • cheer
  • happiness
  • joy
  • gladness
  • energy
  • enthusiasm
  • excitement
  • liveliness
  • vigor
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How to use ennui in a sentence

Bored teenagers dealing with the world at large may have more devices in-hand now, but that tumult of emotions and ennui remains the same.
SAINT ETIENNE LOOKS TO THE PAST BUT LIMITS THE NOSTALGIAANDY BETASEPTEMBER 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
We meet characters who are going about their days and feeling, you know, normal levels of ennui.
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Historically, with the possible exception of cars, Americans have approached made-in-America shopping with a large degree of ennui.
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The ennui of endless days, week and months at home is understandable.
AS STAY-AT-HOME RESTRICTIONS RISE, HERE ARE WAYS TO COPEWASHINGTON POST STAFF, ELIZABETH CHANG, MARI-JANE WILLIAMS, BECKY KRYSTAL, KENDRA NICHOLS, CAITLIN MOORE, STEPHANIE MERRY, MISSY ROSENBERG, KATHERINE LEEDECEMBER 2, 2020WASHINGTON POST
It was not a condition of life which fitted her, and she could see in it but an appalling and hopeless ennui.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
It combats ennui, lassitude, and intolerable vacuity, soothing the nerves and diverting attention from self.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
The sight of them not only fills me with ennui, but I have no intention of presenting your comic papers with material.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
She's handsome yet, but her muscles are getting that loose look and her eyes are bottomless pits of ennui.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Ennui is a word one hears constantly; if it rains toute le monde est triste.
THE REAL LATIN QUARTERF. BERKELEY SMITH
They pay the penalty in that late—sometimes not so late—intolerable maddening ennui.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
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WORDS RELATED TO ENNUI

  • apathy
  • black mood
  • blahs
  • blue funk
  • blues
  • boredom
  • bummer
  • dejection
  • disinterest
  • dismals
  • downer
  • dullness
  • dumps
  • ennui
  • funk
  • gloom
  • inactivity
  • indifference
  • inertia
  • lassitude
  • letdown
  • listlessness
  • malaise
  • slump
  • stagnation
  • stupor
  • tedium
  • torpor
  • yawn
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.