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Shakespearean

or Shake·spear·i·an

[sheyk-speer-ee-uh n]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or suggestive of Shakespeare or his works.
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noun
  1. a Shakespearean scholar; a specialist in the study of the works of Shakespeare.
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Origin of Shakespearean

First recorded in 1810–20; Shakespeare + -an
Related formsShake·spear·e·an·ism, Shake·spear·i·an·ism, nounhalf-Shake·spear·e·an, adjectivenon-Shake·spear·e·an, adjectivenon-Shake·spear·i·an, adjectivepost-Shake·spear·e·an, adjectivepost-Shake·spear·i·an, adjectivepre-Shake·spear·e·an, adjectivepre-Shake·spear·i·an, adjectivepseu·do-Shake·spear·e·an, adjectivepseu·do-Shake·spear·i·an, adjective
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Shakespearean

Shakespearian

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Shakespeare or his works
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noun
  1. a student of or specialist in Shakespeare's works
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