ennui [ɑnˈwi, ˈɑnwi; Fr. ɑ̃ˈnwi] n.
1.) The feeling of mental weariness and dissatisfaction produced by want of occupation, or by lack of interest in present surroundings or employments.
2.) A cause of ennui.
ennui v. t.
1.) To affect with ennui; to bore, weary (Oxford English Dictionary 2nd Edition).
Etymology: French, from Old French enui, from ennuyer, to annoy, bore. The Classical Latin phrase mihi in odi est, meaning "I hate or dislike," gave rise to the Vulgar Latin verb inodire, "to make odious," the source of the Old French verb ennuyer.
"Undoubtedly the very tedium and ennui which presume to have exhausted the variety and the joys of life are as old as Adam. But man's capacities have never been measured; nor are we to judge of what he can do by any precedents, so little has been tried. Whatever have been thy failures hitherto, "be not afflicted, my child, for who shall assign to thee what thou hast left undone?" (Walden, Henry David Thoreau, 1854).
Don't know who to root for in tonight's Champion's League game. There's Judas one on hand, and Sham U on the other. Wish they could both lose.