Why don't people use the word "ennui" anymore?

It seems to describe my mood about 23 hours a day. Ennui is more than simple boredom. It's more like a state of being.

Asked By: Eddie Cacciatore, Private Eye - 6/21/2009
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Answered By: B Knott Wildered - 6/21/2009
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I use it. It's in the tenth grade vocabulary book. It was on the final exam I gave this year. : ) Sorry you're so bored.
Answered By: Bard Teacher - 6/21/2009
Because it's a French word, and we have a better one in America. It's "boredom".
Answered By: OkieRoadhunter - 6/21/2009
Because most of them don't know what it means as they have such a limited vocabulary, due to sitting in front of a screen for hours on end.
Answered By: Jan - 6/21/2009
"The first record of the word boredom is in the novel, Bleak House, by Charles Dickens, written in 1852,.." So, what is the first record of ennui.
Answered By: Romeo&J - 6/21/2009
I use it, but because I find that many Americans don't know what it means, I try to use it in a context that indicates its meaning. (Ennui isn't the only word that people don't know... More
Answered By: not the real me - 6/21/2009
occasionally I will use it, but the problem is that so many people's vocabulary is a short list, and those of us that use a rich and colorful vocabulary end up explaining every other word to people.
Answered By: captainFUBAR - 6/21/2009
Here are a couple of definitions for it, which, of course, mean the same thing... More
Answered By: autumn - 6/21/2009
Hey...ENNUI thats the name of my new Pool Boy. I had to fire Raul..I caught him doing my husband!
Answered By: jayjay - 6/21/2009
People have forgotten it or may be people love to use simple words... More
Answered By: cool - 6/21/2009
never heard of it. it seems to describe me after bill leaves for work in the morning! ;)
Answered By: cassandras_evil_sister2 - 6/22/2009
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