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

First recorded in 1760–70
Related formsworld-wea·ri·ness, noun
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Related Words for world-weary

practical, refined, worldly, mature, knowing, disenchanted, experienced, practiced, jaded, smooth, cultivated, disillusioned, seasoned, studied, bored, cool, citified, schooled, adult, artificial

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  1. no longer finding pleasure in living; tired of the world
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Derived Formsworld-weariness, noun
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