Wertherian

adjective

Wer·​the·​ri·​an
variants or less commonly Werterian
(ˈ)ver¦tirēən
: resembling or characteristic of Werther
especially : morbidly sentimental

Word History

Etymology

Werther, romantic hero of the love story Die Leiden des Jungen Werthers The Sorrows of Werther (1774) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe †1832 German poet + English -an

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“Wertherian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wertherian. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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