boredom

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boredom

(bor'dom?)
A feeling of fatigue, depression, or disinterest caused by a lack of challenging or meaningful work or stimulation.
See: apathy
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What ensues is no dark crime thriller, but a powerful examination of marriage, dating apps, suburbia, crushing ennui, and parenthood.
Voting for Us: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting is just the ticket for these troubled times: a call to action to support a better democratic process by rejecting ennui and hopelessness and replacing it with an approach that returns the power of the vote to the American public.
Their infectious debut EP, Hot City/Connectivity, nods to Prince, Chic and Hot Chip, while their masterful juggling of ennui and ecstasy recalls New Order at their peak.
Some subjects explored include hypochondria in Maria EdgeworthAEs Ennui, Southern Gothic and the queer male body, and the man of letters in Middlemarch.
He works hard to keep storytelling ennui at bay, but is no match for his lovely costar's scorching, sizzling presence.
Ennui is the worst possible feeling to feel when watching any sporting event and ennui is all a fan can feel if he is told he cannot cheer the victories of his team and the defeats of his rivals.
The beginning of the end is always discreet like the knife sliding against someone else's throat and at first the beginning of the end appears to be exactly the opposite compassion ennui vague feelings that create echoes in the silence the beginning of the end arrives on top of a slight a betrayal another's skin with its distinctive aroma that moves us and that instant remains forever branded in our recollection relentless in its torment from up close the beginning of the end is yellow.
Somewhere between feelings of latent crisis and ennui, Maribeth Klein has a heart attack.
This time, Christian Bale plays a depressed screenwriter who seeks to relieve his ennui with a string of dalliances with hotties played by Natalie Portman, Imogen Poots, Cate Blanchett and Teresa Palmer.
In "Sourdough Ennui," he alludes to Baudelaires ennui and to E.
Emil Cioran is probably the author of the greatest rhetorical excellence of ennui, interpreted as an experience of inner spiritual void.
AMERICAN BEAUTY AMERICAN BEAUTY Sky Movies Drama 10.15PM Kevin Spacey shot to fame in the mother of all mid-life crisis films as a disillusioned family man whose suburban ennui leads to an infatuation with his daughter's best friend.