from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See worldview.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Lit., world view; a conception of the course of events in, and of the purpose of, the world as a whole, forming a philosophical view or apprehension of the universe; the general idea embodied in a cosmology.
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- n. a comprehensive view of the world and human life
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For humor, he has Laura Bush using the word "Weltanschauung," then saying, "pardon my French."
Entitled "Weltanschauung," this piece was written in the mid-1980s, about fifteen years after the experience it describes.
I still have trouble learning certain very ordinary compounded German words because the seem so much like sociological jargon of the "Weltanschauung" type.
The general intellectual climate in Holland required of the serious young man - or so it seemed to me - that he work himself through to a "Weltanschauung", a consistent view of the world.
Schopenhauer’s ethics, pity is elevated to the highest place among the virtues, and very consistently too, seeing that the Weltanschauung is a pessimistic one.
I will be trying to work the word "Weltanschauung" into conversation at dinner this evening.
He helped shape a psychological Weltanschauung which is now so thoroughly absorbed as to be a central stream of modernism.
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