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English definition of “world-weary”

world-weary

adjective     /ˈwɜːldˌwɪə.ri/ US  /ˈwɝːldˌwɪr.i/
Someone who is world-weary is not enthusiastic about anything, often because they have had too much experience of a particular way of life : 15 years in the teaching profession had left him world-weary and cynical .Lacking interest and enthusiasmUnwilling and reluctantNot showing or feeling emotions world-weariness     /ˈwɜːldˌwɪə.ri.nəs/ US  /ˈwɝːldˌwɪr.i-/ noun [U] Lacking interest and enthusiasmUnwilling and reluctantNot showing or feeling emotions
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