ennui

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Meaning(s)

a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction

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ennui - dissatisfaction

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‘Ennui’ is essentially a combination of tiredness and boredom, usually brought on by an absence of mental stimulation. While this feeling is most commonly caused by a lack of occupation, a clear goal in your life, or being stuck in a humdrum existence where nothing seems to change from day-to-day, it can also be influenced by the weather.

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Synonyms tedium
Antonyms sprightly,energized,vigorous

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  1. Bogged down in a dull, monotonous life, Anna couldn’t help but feel a strong sense of ennui.

  2. When the cold and dark of winter rolls around, it always brings with it a feeling of ennui.

  3. You need to stop focusing on yourself and dedicate your time to helping others instead. That will cure your ennui!

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