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taedium vitae Line breaks: tae|dium vitae
Pronunciation: /ˌtiːdiəm ˈviːtʌɪ/

Definition of taedium vitae in English:


[mass noun]
A state of extreme ennui; weariness of life.
Example sentences
  • There is a still deeper source of activist faith and activist nihilism in a profound taedium vitae, in a malaise in historical existence, in a deep-seated spiritual impotence of meeting life on its own terms, and consequently in a will to escape from the burden of existence into a paradise.
  • A succession of other events in the summer of 1909 combined to intensify his profound taedium vitae.



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