• (RP) IPA: /ˈtsaɪtɡaɪst/, /ˈzaɪtɡaɪst/

zeitgeist (plural zeitgeists)

  1. The spirit of the age; the taste, outlook, and spirit characteristic of a period.
    Synonyms: spiritus mundi, temper of the times, tenor of the times
    • 1996, Michael Vanden Heuvel, Elmer Rice: A Research and Production Sourcebook, Greenwood Publishing Group ISBN 9780313274312
      After quickly summarizing the zeitgeisten of the Greek, Elizabethan, and early modern periods and their effects on the theatre, Rice turns to the contemporary world.
  • French: esprit du temps
  • German: Zeitgeist
  • Portuguese: zeitgeist
  • Russian: дух вре́мени
  • Spanish: ánimo de la época


zeitgeist (plural zeitgeists)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of zeitgeist

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