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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [velt-ahn-shou-oo ng]
    • /ˈvɛltˌɑnˌʃaʊ ʊŋ/
    • /wˈeltənʃˌɔːʌŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [velt-ahn-shou-oo ng]
    • /ˈvɛltˌɑnˌʃaʊ ʊŋ/

Definitions of weltanschauung word

  • noun weltanschauung a comprehensive conception or image of the universe and of humanity's relation to it. 1
  • noun weltanschauung A person's or a group's conception, philosophy or view of the world; a worldview. 1
  • noun weltanschauung a comprehensive view or personal philosophy of human life and the universe 0
  • noun weltanschauung a comprehensive, esp. personal, philosophy or conception of the universe and of human life 0

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weltanschauung popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for weltanschauung

noun weltanschauung

  • cosmology — A cosmology is a theory about the origin and nature of the universe.
  • creed — A creed is a set of beliefs, principles, or opinions that strongly influence the way people live or work.
  • ideology — the body of doctrine, myth, belief, etc., that guides an individual, social movement, institution, class, or large group.
  • worldview — Weltanschauung.

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