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Word of the Day — December 16, 2012

December 17, 2012 - Scott Viau
Weltschmerz — velt-shmertz — a feeling of melancholy and world-weariness

Example: "In John Lahr's stage play review of David Mamet's 'Dead Accounts': 'Here, a manic N.Y. banker, a man-child named Jack, who is full of charm and Weltschmerz, bolts from the big city to his Ohio home, bringing with him nothing but dirty laundry.'"

 
 
 

 

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