world-weariness

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world-weariness (plural world-wearinesses)

  1. The state or characteristic of being world-weary.
    • 1914, Jack London, The Mutiny of the Elsinore, ch. 8:
      Call me blasé—I do not mind, if by blasé is meant the world-weariness, intellectual, artistic, sensational, which can come to a young man of thirty. For I was thirty, and I was weary of all these things—weary and in doubt.

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