As nouns the difference between wistfulness and ennui
is that wistfulness
is the state or characteristic of being wistful while ennui
is a gripping listlessness or melancholia caused by boredom; depression.
The state or characteristic of being wistful.
, date=May 27
, author=Nathan Rabin
, title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “New Kid On The Block” (season 4, episode 8; originally aired 11/12/1992)
, work=The Onion AV Club
, passage=It’s a lovely sequence cut too short because the show seems afraid to give itself over to romance and whimsy and wistfulness when it has wedgie jokes to deliver. }}
A gripping listlessness or melancholia caused by boredom; depression.