fin-de-siecle [fɛ̃ də ˈsyɛklə] a.
1.) Of or characteristic of the last part of the 19th century, especially with reference to its artistic climate of effete sophistication (American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language).
Etymology: French fin, end + de, of + siècle, century.
"Zionism and modern European anti-Semitism dripped out of the same fin-de-siècle intellectual spout" (How Soccer Explains the World, Franklin Foer, 2004).
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