Jamesian

Jamesian

[jeym-zee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the novelist Henry James or his writings.
2.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of William James or his philosophy.
noun
3.
a student or follower of Henry James or William James.
Also, Jamesean.


Origin:
1870–75; James + -ian

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Jamesian or Jamesean (ˈdʒeɪmzɪən)
 
adj
relating to or characteristic of Henry James or his brother, William James
 
Jamesean or Jamesean
 
adj

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Jamesian
"of or in the mode of James," 1875 in ref. to William James (1842-1910) U.S. philosopher and exponent of pragmatism; 1905 in ref. to his brother Henry James (1843-1916), U.S. expatriate novelist.
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