Taedium vitae  

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L'Absinthe (1876) by Edgar Degas
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"Alton, a clerk in England [...] did not show the slightest trace of emotion, and gave no explanation of the motive or circumstances of his horrible deed. He was a psychopathic individual, and occasionally subject to fits of depression with taedium vitae. His father had had an attack of acute mania. A near relative suffered from mania with homicidal impulses. A. was executed."--Psychopathia Sexualis (1886) by Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing

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Tedium vitae is a Latin expression which means "weariness of life".

Verb

taedeĊ

  1. I am disgusted or offended
  2. I am tired, weary or sick of

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