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  1. another word for Weltanschauung

world view or world-view (wɜːld vjuː)



  1. the way that someone perceives the world   ⇒ Many artists express their world view in their work.

Translations for 'world-view'

  • British English: world viewworld-view A person's world view is the way they see and understand the world. NOUN...the clash between these two world views.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: visão de mundo
  • Chinese: 世界观世界观觀
  • European Spanish: visión del mundo
  • French: vision du mondeN
  • German: Weltbild
  • Italian: visione del mondo
  • Japanese: 世界観
  • Korean: 세계관
  • Portuguese: visão de mundo
  • Spanish: visión del mundo

Example Sentences Including 'world-view'

Alice Cooper hooked the theatricality of glam to a distinctly darker world-view.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
As for their world-view , I was talking just recently to a banker from Kentucky.
Brandon, Ruth Left, Right and Centre
Averroes's dates make him an ideal candidate for helping us to grasp the philosophical world-view at the turn of the 13th century.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Grillo had seen sights in the last few days that had slapped the breath out of him, but he'd found a way to slot them into his world-view.
It is an instrument wholly bound up with a particular world-view.
Lassman Peter & Velody Irving & Martins Herminio (eds) Max Weber's `Science as a vocation'
Service was religion, and business had to fit into this world-view.
Business Today (1997)
That's the world-view with which he entered politics 40 years ago; that's the one with which he's leaving.
Globe and Mail (2003)
This crazy world-view survives in his novels: they are fiction, but wind around real people and true events.
Misc (1999)


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