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Falstaffian Line breaks: Fal¦staff|ian
Pronunciation: /fɔːlˈstɑːfɪən/

Definition of Falstaffian in English:


Relating to or resembling Shakespeare’s character Sir John Falstaff in being fat, jolly, and debauched: a Falstaffian gusto for life
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  • He is a man of Falstaffian appetites, Machiavellian instincts, and Svengali-like charms.
  • And between fights he blows up like a balloon, and his waist takes on Falstaffian dimensions.
  • I'm sure that ordinarily he was brimming with the milk of human kindness, full of Falstaffian mirth, a man with nothing but the deepest appreciation for the circle of life, etc.

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