Define weltschmertz. weltschmertz synonyms, weltschmertz pronunciation, weltschmertz translation, English dictionary definition of weltschmertz. A German word meaning world pain, used to mean sadness at the evils of the world weltschmertz; Weltschmerz; Weltverband Deutschsprachiger Journalisten; Weltweit Taube Ohren; Weltweite Kirche Gottes.
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Top definition. weltschmerz. german word (welt=world, schmerz=pain) that has found its way into the english language. a term that describes melancholy or better the state of sadness about all the things going wrong in this world, sadness about sadness etc.
Weltschmerz (from the German, literally world-pain, also world weariness, pronounced [ˈvɛltʃmɛɐ̯ts]) is a term coined by the German author Jean Paul. In its original meaning in the Deutsches Wörterbuch by Brothers Grimm, it denotes a deep sadness about the inadequacy or imperfection of the world (tiefe Traurigkeit über die Unzulänglichkeit der Welt).