Victorianism

Victorianism

[vik-tawr-ee-uh-niz-uhm, -tohr-]
noun
1.
the distinctive character, thought, tendencies, etc., of the Victorian period.
2.
an instance or example of such thought, tendencies, etc.

Origin:
1900–05; Victorian + -ism

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Victorian (vɪkˈtɔːrɪən)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or characteristic of Queen Victoria or the period of her reign
2.  Compare Victorian values exhibiting the characteristics popularly attributed to the Victorians, esp prudery, bigotry, or hypocrisy
3.  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.  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)
 
Vic'torianism
 
n

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