Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Leonid Brezhnev (1906-1982), General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1964.

Etymologies

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Brezhnev +‎ -ian

Examples

  • Ceausescu's final brutal fling, serves up an uneven black comedy about rag-tag Jewish musicians ousted from the Bolshoi Orchestra in 1980 - during a Brezhnevian purge - who reunite

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • Noting that the leadership of the country has slipped into a Brezhnevian decline of fixed elections, tightly controlled TV, and an oppressively dominant security service, Knight writes that the opposition has undergone its own corrosion in recent years.

    Robert Amsterdam

  • As did Cuba's communist atheists, the supposed socialists of Chávez's Venezuela and the Brezhnevian relics from Belarus.

    British Blogs

  • He is searching (we are told) for speechwriters, his delivery is Brezhnevian.

    Guy Fawkes' blog

  • It fell because Hönecker wouldn’t or couldn’t take a Stalinist, a Khruschevian or even a Brezhnevian attitude towards dissent in the DDR.

    Matthew Yglesias » Back to the Wall

  • And his Brezhnevian presidential bear hug came courtesy of George “I’m the Decider” Bush.

    A Presidential President McCain?: David Friend

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