Lost Generation

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Lost Generation

n (sometimes not capitals)
1. (Historical Terms) the large number of talented young men killed in World War I
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Movements) the generation of writers, esp American authors such as Scott Fitzgerald and Hemingway, active after World War I

Lost′ Genera′tion


n. (often l.c.)
1. the generation that came of age during or just after World War I, viewed as cynical and disillusioned.
2. a group of American writers of this generation.
[1925–30]
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We've got the highest unemployment in years, a flatlining economy and lost generations.
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