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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