Wilsonian

Wilsonian

[wil-soh-nee-uhn]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Woodrow Wilson.

Origin:
1915–20, Americanism; Wilson + -ian

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Wilson (ˈwɪlsən)
 
n
1.  Alexander. 1766--1813, Scottish ornithologist in the US
2.  Sir Angus (Frank Johnstone). 1913--91, British writer, whose works include the collection of short stories The Wrong Set (1949) and the novels Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (1956) and No Laughing Matter (1967)
3.  Charles Thomson Rees. 1869--1959, Scottish physicist, who invented the cloud chamber: shared the Nobel prize for physics 1927
4.  Edmund. 1895--1972, US critic, noted esp for Axel's Castle (1931), a study of the symbolist movement
5.  (James) Harold, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx. 1916--95, British Labour statesman; prime minister (1964--70; 1974--76)
6.  Jacqueline. born 1945, British writer for older girls; her best-selling books include The Story of Tracey Beaker (1991), The Illustrated Mum (1998), and Girls in Tears (2002).
7.  Richard. 1714--82, Welsh landscape painter
8.  (Thomas) Woodrow (ˈwʊdrəʊ). 1856--1924, US Democratic statesman; 28th president of the US (1913--21). He led the US into World War I in 1917 and proposed the Fourteen Points (1918) as a basis for peace. Although he secured the formation of the League of Nations, the US Senate refused to support it: Nobel peace prize 1919
 
Wilsonian
 
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