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Jamesian

[jeym-zee-uh n] /ˈdʒeɪm zi ən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the novelist Henry James or his writings.
2.
of, relating to, or characteristic of William James or his philosophy.
noun
3.
a student or follower of Henry James or William James.
Also, Jamesean.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; James + -ian
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Jamesian

/ˈdʒeɪmzɪən/
adjective
1.
relating to or characteristic of Henry James or his brother, William James
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Jamesian

adj.

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

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