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 (ăd′ĭ-sən), Joseph 1672-1719.
English essayist whose witty and elegant works appeared in The Tatler, founded by Richard Steele in 1709, and The Spectator, founded by Addison and Steele in 1711.

Ad′di·so′ni·an (-sō′nē-ən) adj.


(Biography) Joseph. 1672–1719, English essayist and poet who, with Richard Steele, founded The Spectator (1711–14) and contributed most of its essays, including the de Coverley Papers


(ˈæd ə sən)

1. Joseph, 1672–1719, English essayist and poet.
2. Thomas, 1793–1860, English physician.
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The Addisonian chastity of his style--very different from the orotundity and encrustedness favored by the nineteenth century at large--is one key to his success, and so too his immersion in, and innate sympathy with, the Augustan culture of moderation and cui bono common sense.
15) In the subsequent paragraphs, Guyer attempts to prove his main claim with citations, but his readings are not necessarily the most natural; it is not so much of a caricature as one might expect that practically in every Addisonian sentence where he finds the word "variety" or "action," he happily identifies it as the occurrence of "play" or "free play"--meanwhile this "play" becomes tacitly a play with ideas, or a play with the "materials" (I:67), and not "a free play of our mental powers" as it was at the outset of this chapter.
While Addison's is a treatable condition, an Addisonian crisis in which the patient goes into shock can be fatal.
He longed for financial independence through his philosophical publications, which he would eventually achieve by writing them "with Addisonian concision and perspicacity.
This irony, however, may not render Toby morally suspect as an individual so much as mark an extreme instance of Addisonian pleasure of the imagination, one corroborated by the above-cited case of Jiinger.
Addisonian crisis which causes severe pain, convulsions and unconsciousness.
Despite the fact that Addison disease is the least common of the four associated diseases listed, unrecognized Addison disease that progresses to Addisonian crisis can be fatal.
Comic characters in the mode of the ludicrous were humorists in the newer, Addisonian sense, individuals whose faults not only could be tolerated--they are not the butts of a reforming satire--but whose faults, their odd humors, could even make them endearing to the reader.
The mean Na to K ratio of Addisonian patients was 5.
A Man United fan with a strange medical condition called Addisonian Crisis has been warned she could die of stress while watching her team.
to any periodical paper, on the Addisonian model, published in Great Britain" (Drake iv).
One of these patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus has developed generalized MG, Addisonian pernicious anaemia, adrenalitis and thyroiditis which did not fit into the Type 1 or Type 2 classical polyendocrine deficiency syndromes (11).