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Synonyms for Weltschmerz

sadness on thinking about the evils of the world

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Y el personaje se explica con esclarecedoras palabras: "And beneath the swiftness of the hot tempo there was a slower tempo anda cave and I entered it and looked around and heard an old woman singing a spiritual as full of Weltschmerz as flamenco .
Suffering Weltschmerz, jitters, heebie-jeebies, or mid-life crisis?
The narrator's only access to the "truth" of such an event is to recast it as a fiction, in which Zidane becomes a kind of alter ego whose spasmodic gesture reflects both resistance and resignation to an undertow of the artist's Weltschmerz.
The text for Liszt's Der traurige Monch (The Sad Monk) was written by Nicolaus Lenau, the well-known Austrian poet of Weltschmerz.
What objections did come were infused with sarcastic Weltschmerz rather than outrage.
But it was his self-consciousness as an orphaned young man--motherless, estranged from his father, bereft of his childhood faith, stranded in a Hebraic no-man's land--that added an underlying Weltschmerz to the intergenerational role he played.
The anime Kambei projects a far more limited emotional range, mainly a weltschmerz that at times verges on neurasthenia.
Para el romantico adolorido el cosmos aparece privado de toda belleza y armonia, y a la vez el siente su corazon privado de todo bienestar y esperanza; y cogido entre estos dos vacios concentricos, uno material y otro psicologico, el pobre hacedor de versos se ve embestido por el atroz desconsuelo del fastidio universal, mal du siecle, Weltschmerz.
Perhaps when Weltschmerz reaches a certain level, the only way to soothe it is to imagine the Welt without us--to remind ourselves that someday, nature itself will soften the contours of our failures and mistakes and finally efface them.
His weekly satirical comic strip, Weltschmerz, first appeared in J994.
This poem is usually anthologized as an expression of Russian-style Weltschmerz and one of the key early statements of superfluousness in Russian literature.
it's difficult to root for either the author's weltschmerz or his father's moxie.
Like others of his generation, who despair of getting on in the world and of entering into society, Lowenberg is suffering from ennui, mal du siecle, Weltschmerz.
Here, Lorca unwittingly anticipated the nameless protagonist of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, who, upon hearing a spiritual, finds it "as full of Weltschmerz as flamenco.
The 'unhealthy' trends of the 1830s include magic-mongering late Romanticism, self-indulgent Weltschmerz, the politically radical clamourings of Funges Deutschland, and the hollow-ringing metaphorical language of sundry intellectual charlatans (1: 13).