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world-weary

adjective uk   /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.
world-weariness
noun [U] uk   /ˈwɜːldˌwɪə.ri.nəs/  us   /ˈwɝːldˌwɪr.i-/
Translations of “world-weary”
in Chinese (Traditional) 厭世的, 厭棄人生的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 厌世的, 厌弃人生的…
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