fin de siècle


fin de siè·cle

adjective \ˌfan-də-sē-ˈe-kəl; faⁿ-də-ˈsyeklə\

Definition of FIN DE SIÈCLE

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
:  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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