Dickensian
adjective see Dickens

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dickensian — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ reminiscent of the novels of Charles Dickens (1812 1870), especially in terms of the urban poverty that they portray …   English terms dictionary

  • Dickensian — adjective /dɪkɛnziæn/ a) Of or pertaining to or, especially, his writings. As though in expiation of their sires wealth, schoolboys often had to live in conditions that would have disgraced a Dickensian workhouse. b) Reminiscent of the… …   Wiktionary

  • Dickensian — Dic|ken|si|an [dıˈkenziən] adj Dickensian buildings, living conditions etc are poor, dirty, and unpleasant ▪ a single mother living in a Dickensian block of flats …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Dickensian — adjective Dickensian buildings, living conditions etc are poor, dirty, and unpleasant: a single mother living in a Dickensian block of flats …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Dickensian — /dəˈkɛnziən/ (say duh kenzeeuhn) adjective 1. of or relating to Charles Dickens or his works. 2. of or relating to conditions of social decay or poverty such as are portrayed in the novels of Dickens: Dickensian squalor. 3. of or relating to an… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dickensian — See Dickens, Charles John Huffam. * * * …   Universalium

  • Dickensian — Dick|en|si|an [ dı kenziən ] adjective typical of the novels of Charles Dickens or of 19th century England as he described it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Dickensian —    Charles Dickens (1812 1870) was one of the most popular English novelists, and the most popular of his lifetime. He became the recognized exponent of the English Victorian character. His conscience became the public voice of England, awakening …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Dickensian — adj. pertaining to Charles Dickens or his style of writing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Dickensian — [dɪ kɛnzɪən] adjective reminiscent of the novels of Charles Dickens, especially in terms of the poverty and squalor that they portray …   English new terms dictionary

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