Definition of world-weariness in US English:

world-weariness

noun

  • See world-weary

    • ‘Circumspection and world-weariness can come later.’
    • ‘And yesterday morning, it was in a state of shock, confusion and world-weariness that the firefighters returned to the picket lines.’
    • ‘They have a conservative streak - a world-weariness and suspicion of others.’
    • ‘He has easily identifiable human emotions, like confusion, world-weariness and lust.’
    • ‘He has a childlike wonderment rarely glimpsed among industry-dominated modern music, but he plays this off against a frail world-weariness.’

Pronunciation

world-weariness

/ˈwərld ˌwirēnis/