Definition of taedium vitae in English:

taedium vitae


  • A state of extreme ennui; weariness of life.

    ‘There is a still deeper source of activist faith and activist nihilism in a profound taedium vitae, in a malaise in historical existence, in a deep-seated spiritual impotence of meeting life on its own terms, and consequently in a will to escape from the burden of existence into a paradise.’
    • ‘A succession of other events in the summer of 1909 combined to intensify his profound taedium vitae.’


taedium vitae

/ˌtēdēəm ˈvētī/ /ˌtidiəm ˈvitaɪ/ /ˌvītē/ /ˌvaɪti/