Zeitgeist meaning

tsītgīst, zīt-
The spirit of the time; the taste and outlook characteristic of a period or generation.
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Zeitgeist is defined as the spirit of a generation or a period of time.

An example of zeitgeist is the free love and progressive thinking of the 1960s.

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The spirit of the age; trend of thought and feeling in a period.
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Alternative capitalization of zeitgeist.
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The spirit of the age; the taste, outlook, and spirit characteristic of a period.
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Origin of zeitgeist

  • German Zeit time (from Middle High German zīt) (from Old High German dā- in Indo-European roots) Geist spirit poltergeist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from German Zeitgeist (“time-spirit").

    From Wiktionary