world-weary

[ wurld-weer-ee ]
/ ˈwɜrldˌwɪər i /

adjective

weary of the world; bored with existence, material pleasures, etc.

Origin of world-weary

First recorded in 1760–70

Related forms

world-wea·ri·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for world-weary

world-weary

adjective

no longer finding pleasure in living; tired of the world

Derived Forms

world-weariness, noun
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