Zeitgeist


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Zeit·geist

also zeit·geist  (tsīt′gīst′, zīt′-)
n.
The spirit of the time; the taste and outlook characteristic of a period or generation: "A new cult of technological optimism has deeply embedded itself in the zeitgeist" (Sebastian Seung).

[German : Zeit, time (from Middle High German zīt, from Old High German; see dā- in Indo-European roots) + Geist, spirit; see poltergeist.]

zeitgeist

(ˈzaɪtˌɡaɪst)
n
(Historical Terms) the spirit, attitude, or general outlook of a specific time or period, esp as it is reflected in literature, philosophy, etc
[C20: from German, literally: time spirit; see tide1, ghost]

zeit•geist

(ˈtsaɪtˌgaɪst)

n.
the spirit of the time; general trend of thought or feeling characteristic of a particular period of time.

zeitgeist

A German word meaning time spirit, used to mean the spirit of the age.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Zeitgeist - the spirit of the time; the spirit characteristic of an age or generation
flavor, flavour, feel, spirit, smell, feeling, look, tone - the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason"
Translations

zeitgeist

[ˈzaɪtgaɪst] nair m du temps

Zeitgeist

nZeitgeist m
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Normally it's applied to cultural things so if you had big hair in the 1980s you'd have been part of the zeitgeist as that was the prevailing attitude or identity back then.
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Let's make up a new award for these books: the Bookmarks Zeitgeist Award.
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