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mid·life cri·sis

a point in a sequence of events during the middle years of life at which certain trends of earlier and later events in one's life are pondered, generally involving an aggregate of personal, career, or sexual dissatisfactions.

midlife crisis

n.
A period of doubt, anxiety, and dissatisfaction that some people experience in middle age.
A popular term for a mental ‘crisis’ which occurs in a person’s ‘middle’ years—from late-30s to early 50s—when they reflect on life events to date vis-à-vis accomplishments and possible future accomplishments

midlife crisis

Psychology A popular term for a mental 'crisis' occurring in a person's 'middle' yrs–from late-30s to early 50s who reflects on life events to date vis-á-vis accomplishments and possible future accomplishments before turning in the 'feedbag'

mid·life cri·sis

(mid-līf krī'sis)
A point in a sequence of events during the middle years of life (in the U.S., between 35 and 55 years old) when certain trends of earlier and later events in one's life are pondered, generally involving an aggregate of personal, career, or sexual dissatisfactions.