midlife crisis

noun
|Updated on: 30 Jul 2018

Definition of midlife crisis

: a period of emotional turmoil in middle age characterized especially by a strong desire for change

Examples of midlife crisis in a Sentence

  1. We knew he was going through a midlife crisis when he bought a new sports car.

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First Known Use of midlife crisis

1965

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midlife crisis

Definition of midlife crisis for English Language Learners

  • : a time in middle age when a person feels a strong desire for change


Medical Dictionary

midlife crisis

noun

medical Definition of midlife crisis

: a period of emotional turmoil in middle age caused by the realization that one is no longer young and characterized especially by a strong desire for change

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