Dictionary.com announced its 2019 Word of the Year today, and it is a big mood.
The website has chosen the word “existential”, as in “existential crisis” or “existential dread” — two things the vast majority of us are likely intimately familiar with regardless of whether we’ve ever used either phrase before.
Dictionary.com gives two definitions of “existential”: “of or relating to existence” and “of, relating to, or characteristic of philosophical existentialism; concerned with the nature of human existence as determined by the individual’s freely made choices.”
According to the site, a lot of people were concerned with the nature of human existence this year. Read more…
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