July 26th, 2009

July 26th- Welt Schmerz

Weltschmerz

Pronunciation: (velt'shmerts")
n.

Definition:
sorrow that one feels and accepts as one's necessary portion in life; sentimental pessimism.

Example:
Jaine realized that weltschmerz was a completely normal side effect of life, and that she couldn't survive with permanent optimism.

Origin:
German; lit., world-pain