In the manner of; resembling: Lincolnesque.
[French, from Italian -esco, from Vulgar Latin *-iscus, of Germanic origin.]
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suffix forming adjectives
indicating a specified character, manner, style, or resemblance: picturesque; Romanesque; statuesque; Chaplinesque.
[via French from Italian -esco, of Germanic origin; compare -ish]
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a suffix that forms adjectives having the meanings “resembling,” “in the style or manner of,” “suggesting the work of” the person or thing denoted by the base word: Kafkaesque; Lincolnesque; picturesque.
[< French < Italian -esco « Germanic; see -ish1]
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