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ennui

noun

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the state of being bored
  • the kind of ennui that comes from having too much time on one's hands and too little will to find something productive to do

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“Ennui.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ennui. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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