fin de siecle

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fin de siècle

(fɛ̃ də sjɛklə)
n
(Historical Terms) the end of the 19th century, when traditional social, moral, and artistic values were in transition
adj
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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