from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Tired of or bored with life, often with a negative or jaded attitude.
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Boredwith life, especially material comforts.
Tiredof the waysof the world; fashionably despaired.
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- adjective tired of the world
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Homeless for most of his life, ten-year-old Danny is as streetwise as he is world-weary, and his desperation to save his three-year-old sister means he will do whatever it takes to get Matthew's help.
It was a warm early spring night, but the breeze carried the damp of melting snow and Sophie wore a bulky cardigan half-shrugged off her shoulders in a world-weary way.
While plot specifics remain locked safely away, Lee revealed the original cast will return, including Owen as the criminal mastermind with a keen sense of moral rectitude, Denzel Washington as a world-weary NYPD detective, and Jodi Foster as a shady businesswoman-for-hire.
As for her age I always figured thirty-six was about the youngest that her CV permits, yet old enough to be a bit world-weary, old enough to worry about not having a man and yet young enough to go running around like a spring chicken when required. '
The only but startling and wrong exception is in Act I, scene 2, when the impressionable young Tatyana—who has read too many novels, and identifies too much with their heroines—writes the famous letter confessing her love for a neighbor, a slightly older, world-weary roué, Eugene Onegin.
One where a semi-retired and world-weary killer and young, war-protesting neo-hippy sat in the galley, finding common ground on how they travel where their respective wills tell them to.
Finally, at quarter past ten, our world-weary protagonist collapses into bed insisting she has "no sense of living without aim".
As an actor, there was also his world-weary college teacher in Curtis Hanson's Wonder Boys, which may be the best performance Douglas has ever given.
"I don't think this is going to work — you and the real world," declares a world-weary Katy.
I love the way Sarajevans express themselves; it's a kind of world-weary, mordant wit overlying an amazing ability to absorb and survive great suffering.