fin-de-siècle love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or characteristic of the last part of the 19th century, especially with reference to its artistic climate of effete sophistication.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French : fin, end + de, of + siècle, century.]

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