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Definition of the noun world-weariness

What does world-weariness mean as a name of something?


  1. sadness on thinking about the evils of the world
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonym of world-weariness: Weltschmerz
    • more generic word: melancholy = a feeling of thoughtful sadness

Alternative definition of the noun world-weariness


  1. The state or characteristic of being world-weary.

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Google previewThe Philosopher's Dictionary - Third Edition (2002)

by Robert M. Martin

Generalized romantic pessimistic world-weariness. Try medication. [' VELTschmairtz'] wit See WELL-FORMED FORMULA. Whitehead, Alfred North ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

world-weariness n. WELTSCHMERZ. worldwide adj. universal, ubiquitous, omnipresent, pandemic, widespread, overall, world, global, general, all- inclusive, international, cosmopolitan, ecumenical. ant local, insular, national, ...

Google previewThe world-wide encyclopedia and gazetteer (1908)

by William Harrison De Puy

1 appears, therefore, contemporaneously with Christianity, and is a sign of the world-weariness and deep religious need that mark the decay of the old world. Whereas Plato's main problem had been the organization of the perfect state, and ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1910)

world-weariness ( wèrld'wë"ri-nes), n. The condition of being world-wearied; weariness with the world; general dissatisfaction with life. worm, n. 6. (e) A conical winding-drum having a ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

society, universe world of fashionable society: beau monde world of the dead: Hades, netherworld, underworld world, comprehensive philosophy of: weltanschauung world, ideally perfect: utopia world-weariness: weltschmerz worldly: blase, ...

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World-weariness Meaning

Video shows what world-weariness means. The state or characteristic of being world-weary.. world-weariness synonyms: apathy, jadedness, weltschmerz.

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