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Or, worse, they are contrived to sound tired, perhaps in an attempt to come off as world-weary.

It has an old-fashioned, world-weary stoicism that lends a potentially ludicrous story emotional heft.

“It was slightly comic,” he continues in a tone verging on the world weary.

McKean looks so fragile and world-weary as he speaks in his Chicago accent, he seems to require rescue.

World-weary and sick at heart, they still struggled to sustain each other, and to meet their dreadful fate with heroic constancy.

At an age when other young men affect to be blasé and world weary he was delightfully and fearlessly boyish.

Merle, with his world-weary gesture, swept the impeding lock from his pale brow and set pained eyes upon his father by adoption.

The other moral defect in this early work was its world-weary cynicism, which was simply foolish in so young a writer.

What a world-weary sentiment for one so young and doubtless so fair.


On this page you'll find 91 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to world-weary, such as: apathetic, been around twice, bored, cloyed, cool, and disenchanted.

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