Wertherian

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

Werterian

\(ˈ)ver¦tirēən\

Definition of Wertherian

  1. :  resembling or characteristic of Werther; especially :  morbidly sentimental

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Origin and Etymology of 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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