Origin of world-weary
Related formsworld-wea·ri·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for world-weary
Or, worse, they are contrived to sound tired, perhaps in an attempt to come off as world-weary.U2 Generously Gives Us a Lousy Album, Sucks at the Corporate Teat|Hampton Stevens|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It has an old-fashioned, world-weary stoicism that lends a potentially ludicrous story emotional heft.
McKean looks so fragile and world-weary as he speaks in his Chicago accent, he seems to require rescue.
World-weary, she immediately resolved to accept the invitation.Josephine|John S. C. Abbott
The world-weary man looks on with wonder, reverencing yet not comprehending.Folly as It Flies|Fanny Fern
The country cries health and enthusiasm to the world-weary soul as it does to the barefoot boy.The New Education|Scott Nearing
It is significant that Wagner was as world-weary from middle-age on as was Beethoven.Beethoven|George Alexander Fischer
The heroines of poems and fictions are complex people to-day, world-weary, tempestuous and without peace of heart or mind.The Drunkard|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull