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taedium vitae

/ˈtiːdɪəm ˈviːtaɪ; ˈvaɪtiː/
the feeling that life is boring and dull
Word Origin
Latin, literally: weariness of life
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  • Rose was highly educated, and she told him that taedium vitae meant life-weariness, and that she would like to know how it acted.

  • Something was always asking, always wishing, always urging me, to do I knew not what 'taedium vitae.'

  • There have been alleged instances of peoples which have dwindled and even disappeared from taedium vitae.

    Outspoken Essays William Ralph Inge

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