midlife crisis


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midlife crisis

n.
A period of doubt, anxiety, and dissatisfaction that some people experience in middle age.

midlife crisis

(ˈmɪdˌlaɪf)
n
(Psychiatry) a crisis that may be experienced in middle age involving frustration, panic, and feelings of pointlessness, sometimes resulting in radical and often ill-advised changes of lifestyle

mid′life cri′sis


n.
a period of stress and self-doubt occurring in middle age.
[1970–75]
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