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fin de siècle

adjective fin de siè·cle \ˌfan-də-sē-ˈe-kəl; faⁿ-də-ˈsyeklə\

Definition of fin de siècle

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of the close of the 19th century and especially its literary and artistic climate of sophistication, world-weariness, and fashionable despair

  2. 2 :  of or relating to the end of a century

fin de siècle noun

Origin of fin de siècle

French, end of the century

First Known Use: 1890

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to dishevel or rumple

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