Definition funny of Ennui:

urbanA sense of apathy and lassitude brought about by either societal or personal stagnation. Akin to languor, but more closely tied to existentialism and post-war Europe.

urbanAs seen in the film L'Avventura, by Michelangelo Antonioni. As characterized in post-war European literature.

urbanA very deep and generalised boredom with one's life. Some high-schoolers may think they are suffering, because they're "bored and do not want to do their homework"...Yes well it's deeper than that, so no you're not suffering. Comes from the french word ennuyeux, meaning, boring/annoying See also, depression

urbanIf any of you have ever read "Education for Leisure", a poem by Carol Ann Duffy, then I can tell you the charcter most definately has this problem

urbanIt's that "I can't believe THIS is supposed to be life-affirming" ennui that makes you regret your tired existence. Characterized by a deep sigh of dissatisfaction, it's that miserable feeling you get post-coitus where you realize you spent countless hours convincing yourself and some other person that this was going to turn out well.

urban"What's that feeling you get after sex?" "What, you mean ennui?" "Yeah that's the one." "As she started to snore contentedly, I lay there confronted with a gnawing ennui, a confounding disappointment that crept up into my brain as I realized I felt nothing but contempt for the person beside me."

urbanA painting by Walter Richard Sickert who is also suspected to have been Jack the Ripper.


Songs about Ennui:

songsEnnui by Au5 from the Album Electron LP

songsEnnui by Lou Reed from the Album Sally Can't Dance

songsEnnui On The Mountain by Daryl Hall & John Oates from the Album Daryl Hall & John Oates

songsEnnui On The Mountain by Daryl Hall & John Oates from the Album Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall & John Oates

songsEnnui Kibun! by Kanon Wakeshima from the Album Shinskoku Dolce

songsLoin des ennuis by Maska feat. The Shin Sekaï from the Album Les chroniques du Wati Boss

songsUn autre soir d'ennui by Belton Richard from the Album The Essential Collection


Books about Ennui:

booksEnnui: A Thriller Novella by Phillip Thomas Duck (Feb 24, 2013)

booksEnnui to Go: The Art of Boredom by Jon Winokur (Aug 29, 2005)

booksLe petit Nicolas a des ennuis by Goscinny Sempe (Jun 2, 1999)

booksLe Petit Nicolas a des ennuis (Folio Junior) (French Edition) by Sempe/Goscinny (Jun 7, 2007)

booksEnnui by Maria Edgeworth (Jun 17, 2014)

booksEnnui: A Series of Conversations by B.D. Edwards (Oct 3, 2014)

booksCastle Rackrent and Ennui (Penguin Classics) by Maria Edgeworth (Jan 5, 1993)


Movies about Ennui:

moviesL' Ennui 2000 NR - Runtime: 2 hrs 2 mins Starring: Charles Berling, Sophie Guillemin, et al. Directed by: Cédric Kahn

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Wiki information Ennui:

Symptom, Literature Subject

Boredom is an emotional state experienced when an individual is left without anything in particular to do, and not interested in their surroundings. The first recorded use of the word boredom is in the novel Bleak House by Charles Dickens, written in...

Written Work

"Ennui" is a sonnet by Sylvia Plath published for the first time in November 2006 in the online literary journal Blackbird. Sylvia Plath wrote the Petrarchan sonnet “Ennui” during her undergraduate years at Smith College.