Definition of war-weariness in US English:



  • See war-weary

    • ‘Twenty-two years later, that war-weariness remained, creating a French popular and political (but not military) reluctance either to enter into a conflict or to continue a conflict once it had begun.’
    • ‘His demise changed the psychology of the people, whose war-weariness also made the situation ripe for the historic summit in Egypt.’
    • ‘While urban protests were encouraged by the Communists, Fenby writes, they were ‘above all, a sign of war-weariness and alienation from a regime that had nothing more to offer.’’
    • ‘This simple question from a bereaved mother of an American soldier killed in Iraq is fueling growing war-weariness across the United States.’
    • ‘Eventually, by 1917, sheer war-weariness was taking its toll, quite apart from other factors such as the growing militancy from organized labour and the Messianic appeal of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia.’