Love for Words — Weltschmerz

September 15th, 2019 ___ Weltschmerz  is a deep, weighting feeling of melancholy as one reflects on the world condition. Pronounced [VELT-shmerts] it combines the German words “welt” meaning “world,” and “schmerz” meaning “pain.” Weltschmerz  literally means “world-pain.” Dictionary.com defines weltschmerz as “sorrow that one feels and accepts as one’s necessary portion in life; sentimental pessimism.” Webster’s New …

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