mal de siècle

French noun phrase
\ mäl-də-syeklᵊ How to pronounce mal de siècle (audio) \
variants: or mal du siècle \ mäl-​dᵫ-​syeklᵊ How to pronounce mal du siècle (audio) \

Definition of mal de siècle

: world malaise : world-weariness

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