Over at http://www.wordwizard.com/ch_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19663 the OP mentions “ennui” and opines that it is not “boredom”. Further down that thread someone mentiones the French movie L’Ennui stating the is has been translated as “discontented boredom”
Does the French L’Ennui have a different meaning than the “ennui” in M-W and AHD? Does all boredom imply discontent? If so do we have a, non-facetious, word for people who are perfectly happy with their tedious lives?