fin de siècle

adjective
fin de siè·cle | \ 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

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fin de siècle noun

First Known Use of fin de siècle

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fin de siècle

French, end of the century

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