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[wurld-weer-ee] /ˈwɜrldˌwɪər i/
weary of the world; bored with existence, material pleasures, etc.
Origin of world-weary
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world-weariness, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for world-weary


no longer finding pleasure in living; tired of the world
Derived Forms
world-weariness, noun
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