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.
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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)
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Translations

Dickensian

[dɪˈkenzɪən] ADJdickensiano
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Dickensian

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

[dɪˈkɛnzɪən] adjdickensiano/a
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References in classic literature ?
He, being a humorist, explained to them the method of the celebrated Dickensian essay on Chinese Metaphysics by the gentleman who read an article on China and an article on Metaphysics and combined the information.
Dickensian Fox and Matt Sporting the kind of mutton chops a flock of birds might nest in, a dodgy ticker and a missing eyebrow - which "the dog chewed off" apparently - his jaded world view conjures up a Dickensian dystopia.
Dickensian Fox and Matt Berry Sporting the kind of mutton chops a flock of birds might nest in, a dodgy ticker and a missing eyebrow - which "the dog chewed off" apparently - his jaded world view conjures up a Dickensian dystopia.
A weird amalgam of out-and-out silliness and dark drama (although there's an 80/20 split in favour of the funny stuff), Year of the Rabbit depicts 1880s London as a teeming den of both villainy and dysentery in which Berry's cosh-wielding, heavyhanded lawman metes out Dickensian Fox and Matt tough justice and some great one-liners.
Labour's Catherine West (Hornsey and Wood Green) told the Prime Minister to use the "dying days of her premiership" to deal "with this terrible Dickensian situation".
Director Graeme Wingate stood by the "Dickensian" remarks last night.
TheUlverston Dickensian Christmas Festival, which is taking place this weekend, promises two days of festive fun, including market stalls, entertainment, music and dancing.
A SOUTH Wales councillor has compared the problems which would be caused by the loss of public services to the plight of the Dickensian poor.
As Carver follows the clues through Sydney's underbelly, he encounters a cast of bleakly Dickensian characters, from whistling streetwalkers to baby-faced policemen.
Over the past two years, thousands of revellers have flocked to the event, which has been tweaked to drop the previous Dickensian theme.