There are 2 main definitions of Victorian in English:

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Victorian 1

Pronunciation: /vɪkˈtɔːrɪən/

adjective

1Relating to the reign of Queen Victoria: a Victorian house
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  • The Little Brown book provides a fascinating study of life in Victorian times, its attitudes, squalor and suffering.
  • It is a place of prostitution and opium, and a home to the many hapless children orphaned by the double standards of Victorian society.
  • Lord Arthur Savile is a young, privileged pillar of Victorian society whose wedding day is soon approaching.
1.1Relating to the attitudes and values of society during Queen Victoria’s reign, regarded as characterized especially by prudishness and a high moral tone: a return to Victorian values
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  • Gone are the pompous, moralistic tomes full of Victorian values and happy endings.
  • I think they want to replace sex education with dark, Victorian values.
  • This was a vote for old-fashioned Victorian values, a belief in patriotism, the family, church and public service.

noun

A person who lived during the Victorian period: the Victorians had a passion for documenting, cataloguing and classifying the world around them
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  • Measure for Measure disgusted the Victorians, but appealed to 20th-century audiences.
  • At best Victorians could float, dog-paddle, or thrash about a bit.
  • One might say that the Victorians are not so much the origin of our present as we are a continuation of theirs.

Derivatives

Victorianism

Pronunciation: /vɪkˈtɔːrɪənɪz(ə)m/
noun
Example sentences
  • Forster's early works reflect the trend of turn-of-the-century British writers to diverge from Victorianism.
  • The reason is only marginally related to the general pejorative connotation that Victorianism carries.
  • Both found a spiritual home in the stuffy, provincial atmosphere of colonial Victorianism.

Words that rhyme with Victorian

Dorian, Ecuadorean, historian, Hyperborean, Nestorian, oratorian, praetorian (US pretorian), salutatorian, Salvadorean, Singaporean, stentorian, Taurean, valedictorian

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There are 2 main definitions of Victorian in English:

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Victorian 2

Pronunciation: /vɪkˈtɔːrɪən/
Pronunciation: /vɪkˈtɔriən/

adjective

Relating to the Australian state of Victoria: the Victorian Government has called for tenders to redevelop Melbourne’s railway station
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  • The Victorian Chapter of the RAIA is currently lobbying.
  • They were commissioned by the Victorian Arts Centre Trust to create a state-of-the-art facility.
  • The stately Victorian governor general's residence is a significant building.

noun

A person from the Australian state of Victoria: the facility has taught thousands of Victorians to use the internet
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  • You can take what Victorians refer to as "a screamer," in other words a mark from the shoulders of another player.
  • The Victorians among the promoters were all members of parliament.
  • He had been asked by the Victorians to look for suitable properties in South Australia for their investment.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Victoria1 + -an.

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