Wertherian

adjective
Wer·​the·​ri·​an
variants: or less commonly Werterian \ (ˈ)ver¦tirēən \

Definition of Wertherian

: resembling or characteristic of Werther especially : morbidly sentimental

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History and Etymology for Wertherian

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 23 Sep. 2021.

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