How to Pronounce ennui?

Correct pronunciation for the word "ennui" is [ɛnjˈuːi], [ɛnjˈuːi], [ɛ_n_j_ˈuː_i].

"Ennui" in context

Ennui is a French word derived from the Latin word 'nodus' meaning to be bored or weary. It is the feeling of discontentment and dissatisfaction derived from the mundane and unfulfilling everyday life. It is a kind of feeling that can arise out of sheer boredom, lack of motivation and ambition or a lack of purpose. It is a state of being where one may feel as though there is nothing to look forward to in life and as though life has become a state of nothingness, an emptiness of spirit. Ennui can lead to serious psychological distress and can even cause depression.


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