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Shavian

[shey-vee-uh n] /ˈʃeɪ vi ən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of George Bernard Shaw or his works:
Shavian humor.
noun
2.
a specialist in the study of the works of George Bernard Shaw.
Origin of Shavian
1905-1910
1905-10; Shav- (Latinization of Shaw) + -ian
Related forms
Shavianism, noun
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Examples from the Web for Shavian
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  • The Shavian devil in contradistinction to the Baudelairian fiend does bitterly complain that he is so little appreciated on earth.

    Devil Stories Various
  • An Irishman may like romance, but he will say, to use a frequent Shavian phrase, that it is "only romance."

    George Bernard Shaw Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • But it is irritating to think what diamonds, what dazzling silver of Shavian wit has been sunk in such an out-of-date warship.

    George Bernard Shaw Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • I shouldn't wonder if they was something in the talk of this man Shaw or Shavian—I see the name spelled both ways in the papers.

    Somewhere in Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • He converses with Don Juan and a couple of other blas mortals, uttering Shavian iconoclasms with an air of courteous boredom.

  • It is now partly possible to justify the Shavian method of putting the explanations before the events.

    George Bernard Shaw Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • This is the first case of the Shavian trick of turning on the romantic rationalists with their own rationalism.

    George Bernard Shaw Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • But whether the Shavian Cæsar is a sound ideal or no, there can be little doubt that he is a very fine reality.

    George Bernard Shaw Gilbert K. Chesterton
British Dictionary definitions for Shavian

Shavian

/ˈʃeɪvɪən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or like George Bernard Shaw, his works, ideas, etc
noun
2.
an admirer of Shaw or his works
Derived Forms
Shavianism, noun
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Word Origin and History for Shavian
adj.

1903, "in the style or manner of George Bernard Shaw" (1856-1950), from Latinized form of his name. An earlier form was Shawian (1894).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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