Dickensian


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Dick·en·si·an

 (dĭ-kĕn′zē-ən)
adj.
Of, relating to, or reminiscent of the works of Charles Dickens, especially with regard to their wide-ranging plots, eccentric characters, or grim depictions of the plight of children and the urban poor.

Dickensian

(dɪˈkɛnzɪən)
adj
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of Charles Dickens or his works
2. (resembling or suggestive of conditions described in Dickens' novels, esp)
a. squalid and poverty-stricken: working conditions were truly Dickensian.
b. characterized by jollity and conviviality: a Dickensian scene round the Christmas tree.
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) grotesquely comic, as some of the characters of Dickens
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Adj.1.Dickensian - of or like the novels of Charles Dickens (especially with regard to poor social and economic conditions)
Translations

Dickensian

[dɪˈkenzɪən] ADJdickensiano

Dickensian

adj character, noveldickenssch attr; (= old-fashioned) building, styleantiquiert; it’s all very Dickensiandas ist alles wie aus einem Roman von Dickens

Dickensian

[dɪˈkɛnzɪən] adjdickensiano/a
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