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Weltanschauung

[ velt-ahn-shou-oong ]

noun

, German.


Weltanschauung

/ ˈvɛltanʃauʊŋ /

noun

  1. a comprehensive view or personal philosophy of human life and the universe


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Weltanschauung1

First recorded in 1865–70; Welt “world” + Anschauung “view, conception, perception”; Anschauung ( def ); world ( def )

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Weltanschauung1

from Welt world + Anschauung view

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Example Sentences

Obamacare is an existential threat to their Weltanschauung, their idea of America?

Rick Perry (not quite a candidate) is the only Republican to absorb sports fully into his being, his Texas Weltanschauung.

If you favor Swift, you are embracing a Weltanschauung that says that all of life is a high-school melodrama.

It forms an essential part of the philosophy of life, the Weltanschauung of every patriotic Prussian.

This view of Herder's was Goethe's starting-point in the formation of his Weltanschauung (or general view of things).

Surely the legitimate province of 'personalism' lies in the region of general ideas, or rather in the Weltanschauung as a whole.

In Germany every one sports his Weltanschauung, his personal interpretation of life and its meanings.

Only by applying the Marxian philosophy of history can we upset the bourgeois Weltanschauung.'

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