Definition of Fin de siecle

1. Adjective. Relating to or characteristic of the end of a century (especially the end of the 19th century). "Fin de siecle art"

Language type: French
Similar to: Finished



Definition of Fin de siecle

1. Adjective. Pertaining to the close of the 19th century, usually ascribed to the literary and artistic climate of modernism, world-weariness, and self-indulgence. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fin De Siecle

fimbriectomy
fimbrin
fimbrins
fimbriocele
fimbriodentate sulcus
fimbrioplasty
fimbriæ
fimetic
fimicolous
fin
fin-de-siecle
fin-foot
fin-footed
fin-toed
fin de siecle (current term)
fin de siècle
fin keel
fin whale
fin whales
finable
finagle
finagled
finagler
finaglers
finagles
finagling
finaglings
final
final account
final approach

Literary usage of Fin de siecle

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1. Degeneration by Max Simon Nordau (1895)
"Fin-de-siecle is French, for it was in France that the mental state so entitled was ... The fin-de-siecle state of mind is to-day everywhere to be met with; ..."

2. The Story of French Paintingby Charles Henry Caffin by Charles Henry Caffin (1911)
"CHAPTER XVIII LA fin de siecle EVEN before the last quarter of the century had set in the world was conscious of a mood of spirit which it eventually ..."

3. Woman--through a Man's Eyeglass by Malcolm Charles Salaman (1892)
"A " FIN-DE-SIECLE" WOMAN 1 HE habit of credulity is one of my peculiarities; some people indeed regard it as a fatal weakness, especially when it leads me ..."

4. Poems by Michael Strange (1919)
"fin de siecle 'OUR high laugh casually proclaiming the departure Of a king from kings. . . . Your thin lips stencilled by the wings Of furious spiritual ..."

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