Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition of being world-wearied; weariness with the world; general dissatisfaction with life.
- n. The state or characteristic of being world-weary.
- n. sadness on thinking about the evils of the world
“Call me blase -- I do not mind, if by blase is meant the world-weariness, intellectual, artistic, sensational, which can come to a young man of thirty.”
“But while she tends toward a bleak sensibility, she lacks the world-weariness of the cynic and the defeatism of a genuine miserablist.”
“But the 25-year-old Toronto native is best known for sentiments less common to hip-hop: vulnerability, world-weariness and melancholy.”
“Handsome and intense to the end but exuding world-weariness, Ryan played a tragically bitter outlaw in Mr. Peckinpah's explosive masterpiece "The Wild Bunch" (1969) and a more genial hired gun in Richard Brooks's suspenseful action adventure "The Professionals" (1966).”
“Again, the voice is the draw here, combining the world-weariness of Le Carré with the vinegar of Simenon.”
“KEN TUCKER: John Prine possesses a sage goofiness, a wit untouched by world-weariness.”
“Fifties uptightness and English reserve fuel a knock-out comic scene? in which Peter Sullivan, dripping with world-weariness, fails to tell his son the facts of life.”
“In the spirit of Monday's dance theme, their first selection was a waltz, albeit an unconventional one, with Calderazzo swept up in a romantic whirl, while Marsalis on sax brought a mournful world-weariness to the party.”
“You know, we answer this question every day," Boudreau said, world-weariness coating his every word.”
“Their potentially fresh perspectives and idealism, not yet tainted by world-weariness or routine.”
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