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- Of or pertaining to Charles Dickens or, especially, his writings.
- Reminiscent of the environments and situations most commonly portrayed in Dickens' writings, such as poverty and social injustice and other aspects of Victorian England.
- 1987, Cecil D Eby, The road to Armageddon:
- As though in expiation of their sires' wealth, schoolboys often had to live in conditions that would have disgraced a Dickensian workhouse.
- 2001, Tim Moore, Frost on My Moustache: The Arctic Exploits of a Lord and a Loafer:
- By the time I pressed a huge and over-polished brass bell I'd devolved into a shifty-eyed, cinder-cheeked Dickensian urchin...
- 2004, William Sloane Coffin, A Passion for the Possible: A Message to U.S. Churches
- ...a Dickensian world of wretched excess and wretched despair...
of or pertaining to Charles Dickens or his writings
Dickensian (plural Dickensians)
- A person who studies or admires the works of Charles Dickens.
a reader or scholar of Charles Dickens