Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Noel Coward (1889-1973), English playwright and actor, or his works, characterized by flamboyant wit.

Etymologies

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Coward +‎ -ian

Examples

  • The film has a Cowardian feel with its overt sentimentality – a sentimentality turbo-charged by alliance with the war effort – but compared to, say, Celia Johnson in Brief Encounter, the exquisite Greer Garson looks like a creature from another planet.

    Mrs Miniver shares Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes feeling

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