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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Charles Dickens or, especially, his writings.
  • adj. Reminiscent of the environments and situations most commonly portrayed in Dickens' writings, such as poverty and social injustice and other aspects of Victorian England.
  • n. A reader or scholar of Charles Dickens.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Charles Dickens, the novelist (1812–70), or to his writings or style: as, Dickensian characters.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or like the novels of Charles Dickens (especially with regard to poor social and economic conditions)


Dickens +‎ -ian (Wiktionary)



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