Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Sir Charles Grandison, the hero of a novel by Richardson, who designed by the character to represent his ideal of a perfect hero, a combination of the good Christian and the perfect English gentleman; hence, chivalrous and polite, especially in a somewhat excessive and tedious way.
“-- He was the only member of the committee of Public Safety who did not join the department missions.] [Footnote 31153: Someone is "grandisonian" when he is like the novelist”
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