The state or characteristic of being world-weary.

Call me blasé—I do not mind, if by blasé is meant the world-weariness, intellectual, artistic, sensational, which can come to a young man of thirty. For I was thirty, and I was weary of all these things—weary and in doubt.

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  • world-weariness — noun sadness on thinking about the evils of the world • Syn: ↑Weltschmerz • Derivationally related forms: ↑world weary • Hypernyms: ↑melancholy * * * ˈworld weariness ; …   Useful english dictionary

  • world-weariness — noun see world weary …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • world-weariness — See world weary. * * * …   Universalium

  • world-weariness — n. Weltschmerz, mood of emotional nostalgic sadness; feeling of melancholy, apathy caused by sadness about life when seeing the the evils of the world …   English contemporary dictionary

  • world-weary — world weariness, n. /werrld wear ee/, adj. weary of the world; bored with existence, material pleasures, etc. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • world-weary — adj not feeling excited about anything any more >world weariness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • world-weary — adjective tired of the world bored with life strolled through the museum with a bored air • Syn: ↑bored • Similar to: ↑tired • Derivationally related forms: ↑world weariness …   Useful english dictionary

  • weariness — Synonyms and related words: acedia, adynamia, anemia, apathy, atony, blah feeling, bloodlessness, boredness, boredom, brain fag, bromidic, cachexia, cachexy, cowardice, debilitation, debility, dispiritedness, drowsiness, dry, dryasdust, dull,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • world — n. 1 a the earth, or a planetary body like it. b its countries and their inhabitants. c all people; the earth as known or in some particular respect. 2 a the universe or all that exists; everything. b everything that exists outside oneself (dead… …   Useful english dictionary

  • world-weary — adjective Date: 1750 feeling or showing fatigue from or boredom with the life of the world and especially material pleasures • world weariness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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