Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to Charles Dickens, the novelist (1812–70), or to his writings or style: as, Dickensian characters.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to Charles Dickens or, especially, his writings.
  • adjective Reminiscent of the environments and situations most commonly portrayed in Dickens' writings, such as poverty and social injustice and other aspects of Victorian England.
  • noun A reader or scholar of Charles Dickens.

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  • adjective of or like the novels of Charles Dickens (especially with regard to poor social and economic conditions)

Etymologies

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Dickens +‎ -ian

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  • While Horton Foote's plays have often been called Checkhovian, Convicts, the middle play of this first part of Orphans Home Cycle has a distinctly grotesque Dickensian feel,

    December 22, 2009

  • While Horton Foote's plays have often been called Checkhovian, Convicts, the middle play of this first part of Orphans Home Cycle has a distinctly grotesque Dickensian feel,

    December 22, 2009