world-weary

[ wurld-weer-ee ]
/ ˈwɜrldˌwɪər i /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. world-line,
  2. world-renowned,
  3. world-shaker,
  4. world-shaking,
  5. world-view,
  6. world-wide web,
  7. worldbeater,
  8. worldline,
  9. worldling,
  10. worldly

Origin of world-weary

First recorded in 1760–70

Related formsworld-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 Formsworld-weariness, noun

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