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Vic·to·ri·an

 (vĭk-tôr′ē-ən)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or belonging to the period of the reign of Queen Victoria: a Victorian novel.
2. Relating to or displaying the standards or ideals of morality regarded as characteristic of the time of Queen Victoria: Victorian manners.
3. Being in the highly ornamented, eclectic style of architecture, decor, and furnishings popular in 19th-century England.
n.
A person belonging to or exhibiting characteristics typical of the Victorian period.
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Victorian

(vɪkˈtɔːrɪən)
adj
1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Queen Victoria or the period of her reign
2. exhibiting the characteristics popularly attributed to the Victorians, esp prudery, bigotry, or hypocrisy. Compare Victorian values
3. (Architecture) denoting, relating to, or having the style of architecture used in Britain during the reign of Queen Victoria, characterized by massive construction and elaborate ornamentation
4. (Placename) of or relating to Victoria (the state or any of the cities)
n
5. a person who lived during the reign of Queen Victoria
6. an inhabitant of Victoria (the state or any of the cities)
Vicˈtorianˌism n
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Vic•to•ri•an

(vɪkˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to Queen Victoria or the period of her reign: Victorian poets.
2. having the characteristics usu. attributed to the Victorians, esp. prudishness and observance of the conventionalities.
3. of or pertaining to a style of architecture, furniture, and decoration between c1840 and c1900, characterized by massiveness and lavish ornamentation.
n.
4. a person, esp. a famous one, who lived during the Victorian period.
[1870–75]
Vic•to′ri•an•ism, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Victorian - a person who lived during the reign of VictoriaVictorian - a person who lived during the reign of Victoria
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Adj.1.Victorian - of or relating to Queen Victoria of Great Britain or to the age in which she ruled; "Victorian morals"
2.Victorian - exaggeratedly propervictorian - exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts"
proper - marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
3.Victorian - typical of the moral standards or conduct of the age of Queen VictoriaVictorian - typical of the moral standards or conduct of the age of Queen Victoria
nonmodern - not modern; of or characteristic of an earlier time
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Victorian

adjective
Marked by excessive concern for propriety and good form:
noun
A person who is too much concerned with being proper, modest, or righteous:
Informal: old maid.
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Translations
شَخْص عاش في عَهْد المَلِكة فكتوريامُحافِظ ومُتَشَدِّدنِسْبَةً الى عَصْر الملكة فكتوريا
viktoriánecviktoriánský
victorianer
Viktória korabeliviktoriánus
samtímamaîur Viktoríu drottningarviktoríanskur
karalienės Viktorijos laikų
konservatīvsvecmodīgsviktoriāņu/Viktorijas laika-
viktoriánecviktoriánsky
Kraliçe Viktorya devrine aitmuhafazakârtutucuViktorya devrinde yaşamış kimse

Victorian

[vɪkˈtɔːrɪən]
A. ADJvictoriano
B. Nvictoriano/a m/f
VICTORIAN
El adjetivo Victorian se usa para referirse a la época del reinado de la reina Victoria (1837-1901), así como a la cultura y a las personas de dicha época, en frases como, por ejemplo, they live in a Victorian house o the Victorian Prime Minister, Gladstone. Las actitudes o cualidades llamadas victorianas son las que se consideran características de la época, tales como el interés por la respetabilidad social, una estricta moralidad represiva, la falta de sentido del humor, la intolerancia y la hipocresía. El término Victorian values (valores victorianos) se usa en política para abogar por cualidades positivas como la decencia, la superación personal, el respeto a la autoridad y la importancia de la familia, cualidades que muchos opinan que faltan en la sociedad actual. En Estados Unidos también se utiliza el adjetivo Victorian para describir la arquitectura, muebles, actitudes etc., contemporáneas de la época victoriana en el Reino Unido.
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Victorian

[vɪkˈtɔːriən] adj [times, era, house, building, style, England, values, society] → victorien(ne)
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Victorian

nViktorianer(in) m(f)
adjviktorianisch; (fig)(sitten)streng
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Victorian

[vɪkˈtɔːrɪən] adj & nvittoriano/a
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Victorian

(vikˈtoːriən) adjective
1. of the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901). Victorian writers; Victorian households/furniture.
2. (of an attitude towards morals etc) strict and conservative. a Victorian attitude to life.
noun
a person living in Queen Victoria's reign. The Victorians were great engineers and industrialists.
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"Besides, damn the Great Victorians. Whenever I open a paper and see Death of a Great Victorian, I thank Heaven there's one more of them gone.
"He was one of the Great Victorians. He was a master of English style."
Someone proposed a vast bonfire made out of the works of the Forty Academicians into which the Great Victorians might be hurled on their fortieth birthday.
So much for Norman blood unaided by Victorian lucre.
From the surrounding walls the heads of three famous Victorian writers surveyed this entertainment, and slips of paper pasted beneath them testified in the great man's own handwriting that he was yours sincerely or affectionately or for ever.
Of Pan and the elemental forces, the public has heard a little too much--they seem Victorian, while London is Georgian--and those who care for the earth with sincerity may wait long ere the pendulum swings back to her again.
The "sampler" that the eldest daughter did at school will be spoken of as "tapestry of the Victorian era," and be almost priceless.
You can sleep in a haunted chamber, or a historical chamber, in Queen Elizabeth's room, a Victorian chamber, or a Louis Quinze room.
The harlequin, already clad in silver paper out of cigar boxes, was, with difficulty, prevented from smashing the old Victorian lustre chandeliers, that he might cover himself with resplendent crystals.
A tough off road cycle race will take place in a unique Victorian setting.
Focusing on the UK, this book debunks nine myths about the Victorian era: Victorians were sexual prudes; Victorian women remained in the home; families were both better and worse than modern ones; Victorians lacked a sense of humor; there was a lot of crime; Victorian Britain had little racial mixing or immigration; the economy succeeded because of laissez-faire economics; Victorians favored diplomatic isolation; and the Victorian period was unusually peaceful.

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