weltschmerz

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World-weariness; an apathetic or pessimistic view of life; depression concerning or discomfort with the human condition or state of the world

A man-to-man touch then on his buttoned epaulet. A middle-aged smile full of Weltschmerz.

{i} world-weariness, mood of emotional nostalgic sadness; feeling of melancholy, apathy caused by sadness about life when seeing the the evils of the world
world-weariness: sadness on thinking about the evils of the world
world-weariness; an apathetic or pessimistic view of life; depression concerning the state of the world
weltschmerz

    Silbentrennung

    Welt·schmerz

    Synonyme

    acedia, ennui

    Aussprache

    Etymologie

    [ 'velt-"shmerts ] (noun.) 1875. Loanword from German Weltschmerz, literally Welt (“world”) + Schmerz (“ache, pain”).

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