Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Word of the Day

en⋅nui  [ahn-wee; Fr. ahn-nwee] –noun

1. a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom: The endless lecture produced an unbearable ennui.

Synonyms:listlessness, tedium, lassitude, languor.

The perfect word for summer vacation time with kids. Instead of saying "I'm bored", you can have them step up their vocabulary with new phrases such as: "I'm suffering from ennui".

I just like the way it sounds...on whee.


m_perfect said...

That's what they wish would happen...On Wheeeeee!

Suzanne said...

I curse the words "I'm bored"! I'm not sure that I want to hear awwwwww whee either.