world-weary


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world-wea·ry

(wûrld′wîr′ē)
adj. world-wea·ri·er, world-wea·ri·est
Tired of or bored with life, often with a negative or jaded attitude.

world′-wea′ri·ness n.
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world-weary

adj
no longer finding pleasure in living; tired of the world
ˈworld-ˌweariness n
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world′-wea`ry



adj.
weary of the world; bored with existence, material pleasures, etc.
[1760–70]
world′-wea`ri•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.world-weary - tired of the world; "bored with life"; "strolled through the museum with a bored air"
tired - depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat"
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Translations

world-weary

[ˈwɜːldˈwɪərɪ] ADJhastiado, cansado de la vida
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world-weary

[ˈwɜːldˈwɪərɪ] adjstanco/a della vita
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