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Dick·ens(dĭk′ĭnz), Charles John Huffam Pen name Boz. 1812-1870.
British writer known for his tales of Victorian life and times. His works, which first appeared in serialized form, include The Pickwick Papers (1837), Oliver Twist (1838), and David Copperfield (1850).
Dick·en′si·an (dĭ-kĕn′zē-ən) 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)|