Relating to, occurring in, or characteristic of the middle period of the reign of Queen Victoria in Great Britain (1837-1901), a period known for rigid social standards.
1. One living in this period: "The mid-Victorians had moral zeal but no religion" (Keith Thomas).
2. One having rigid social standards.
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(Historical Terms) history Brit of or relating to the middle period of the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901)
(Historical Terms) a person of the mid-Victorian era
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mid-Vic•to•ri•an(ˈmɪd vɪkˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-)
1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the middle period, about 1850 to 1890, of the reign of Queen Victoria in England.n.
2. a person belonging to this period.
3. a person of mid-Victorian tastes or ideas.
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