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Definition of Weltschmerz noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Weltschmerz

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈveltʃmeəts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈveltʃmerts//
 
[uncountable] (from German, formal)
 
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a feeling of sadness about the state of the world Word OriginGerman, from Welt ‘world’ + Schmerz ‘pain’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Weltschmerz