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Definition of "weltschmerz" [weltschmerz]

  • World-weariness; an apathetic or pessimistic view of life; depression concerning or discomfort with the human condition or state of the world. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "weltschmerz" in a sentence
  • "Both girls seemed to know all the words and spelled them with few questions, until Fiola paused a long and hard before making the gaffe of spelling "weltschmerz" with a "v" ... when she knew it was German!"
  • "Considering "weltschmerz," which allegedly means world-weariness or hip ennui."
  • ""In John le Carré, of whom I'm a fantastic admirer, there was a weltschmerz that came from them knowing they weren't better than the enemy.""
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