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A very good movie that every american should watch immediately. It's about everything that is wrong with america and religion and tells how corrupt the government is and tells you there lies and there plans for the upcoming future. And you can watch it at youtube or google videos.
i just watched zeitgeist on youtube, and i'm speechless. holy shit is all i can say.
by cloverfield January 05, 2008
Spirit of the age - Zeit is German for time - Geist is German for Spirit.
For example the Zeitgeist in the 70s was love everyone (man). 50s post war euphoria... etc
by dtr3197 August 25, 2006
Spirit of the times
The 1960s were a tumultuous time, as defined by the 1960s' "Zeitgeist"
by Owen Munee January 30, 2004
Conforming view in a culture.
Pattern recognition of past events.
Zeitgeist = Mercury Brimmed Hats
by Dilbert Pickles December 27, 2008
Fancy german term frequently missused by people to make themeselves sound smarter than they are...
Opinions, that deviate from the ruling zeitgeist, always aggravate the crowd. - Germaine de Staël

The product of paper and printed ink, that we commonly call the book, is one of the great visible mediators between spirit and time, and, reflecting zeitgeist, lasts as long as ore and stone. - Johann Georg Hamann
by rtchoke August 18, 2007
group think, going along with the crowd
Many people in Nazi Germany were not fully aware of the atrocities against their Jewish neighbors because they were generally blinded by the zeitgeist of their culture.
by Collette September 12, 2003
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