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  • adj. Pertaining to the close of the 19th century, usually ascribed to the literary and artistic climate of modernism, world-weariness, and self-indulgence.

Etymologies

fin de siècle (French): “end of the century” (Wiktionary)

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  • (French) "End of the century." Pertaining to the close of the 19th century, usually ascribed to the literary and artistic climate of modernism, world-weariness, and self-indulgence. (Wiktionary)

    June 4, 2008