Swiftian
adjective see Swift II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Swiftian — [swif′tē ən] adj. 1. of or relating to Jonathan Swift 2. like Swift s writings in tone or outlook; often, specif., sardonic, caustic, pessimistic, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • Swiftian — [swif′tē ən] adj. 1. of or relating to Jonathan Swift 2. like Swift s writings in tone or outlook; often, specif., sardonic, caustic, pessimistic, etc …   English World dictionary

  • swiftian — ˈswiftēən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Jonathan Swift died 1745 English satirist + English ian : of, relating to, or characteristic of Jonathan Swift or his writings; specifically : satirizing with bitter often savage irony the …   Useful english dictionary

  • Swiftian — adjective Of or pertaining to (1667 1745), Anglo Irish satirist and essayist, or his works …   Wiktionary

  • Swiftian — adj. of or pertaining to Jonathan Swift (English satirist) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • swiftian — swift·i·an …   English syllables

  • Augustan literature — is a style of English literature produced during the reigns of Queen Anne, King George I, and George II in the first half of the 18th century, ending in the 1740s with the deaths of Pope and Swift (1744 and 1745, respectively). It is a literary… …   Wikipedia

  • David Icke — Icke in 2008 Born David Vaughan Icke 29 April 1952 (1952 04 29) (age 59) Leicester, England …   Wikipedia

  • Sterne, Laurence — born Nov. 24, 1713, Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ire. died March 18, 1768, London, Eng. English novelist and humorist. Sterne was a clergyman in York for many years before his talents became apparent when he wrote a Swiftian satire in support of… …   Universalium

  • Swift — I. biographical name Gustavus Franklin 1839 1903 American meatpacker II. biographical name Jonathan 1667 1745 English satirist • Swiftian adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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