Definition of world-weary in English:

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world-weary

adjective

Feeling or indicating feelings of weariness, boredom, or cynicism as a result of long experience of life: a tired and slightly world-weary voice
More example sentences
  • Lengthy bonding scenes follow in which, inevitably, the hardened, world-weary, cynical bodyguard learns to love the winsome little blonde.
  • Replace it with despair, or with a world-weary cynicism.
  • Her boss, Keith, is a world-weary figure whose vast experience is matched by his ineffectiveness.

Derivatives

world-weariness

Pronunciation: /ˈwəːldˌwɪərɪnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • He has a childlike wonderment rarely glimpsed among industry-dominated modern music, but he plays this off against a frail world-weariness.
  • And yesterday morning, it was in a state of shock, confusion and world-weariness that the firefighters returned to the picket lines.
  • Circumspection and world-weariness can come later.

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