Pronounced as: ahn-wee
Definition: (noun) a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction: boredom
Synonyms: doldrums, listlessness, indifference, tedium, disinterest
Antonyms: excitement, amusement, stimulation, captivation
I don't remember where I first saw this word, but I remember writing it down in the margin of one of my journals. Sometimes you find words that you instantly get a sense of its meaning, this wasn't one of them for me. This is another word that reads better than heard. Its use in conversation may hint at pretense. I think it sounds rather elegant, don't you?
Curtains close, the applause stops, their ennui palpable. They hated it, Angela DeVille mourns as she picks up the strips of clothing across the stage.
Your turn: I know you can do better than that! Show me in the comments how you might use this word in your own writing.