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fin de siècle(fɛ̃ də sjɛklə)
(Historical Terms) the end of the 19th century, when traditional social, moral, and artistic values were in transition
1. (Historical Terms) of or relating to the close of a century, esp the 19th century
2. decadent, esp in artistic tastes
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fin de siècle
A French phrase meaning end of the century, used to describe anything typical, especially in being decadent, of the period around the end of a century, especially the 19th.
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|Adj.||1.||fin de siecle - relating to or characteristic of the end of a century (especially the end of the 19th century); "fin de siecle art"|
French - the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France
finished - ended or brought to an end; "are you finished?"; "gave me the finished manuscript"
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