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[wil-soh-nee-uh n] /wɪlˈsoʊ ni ən/
of, relating to, or characteristic of Woodrow Wilson.
Origin of Wilsonian
An Americanism dating back to 1915-20; Wilson + -ian Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In Europe as a whole, however, the decisions were made on Wilsonian principles.

  • My young governess struck the note of the Wilsonian greeting.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • The Wilsonian doctrine of service to the world, however, was not to their taste, partly because they did not like Wilson.

  • Moreover, in America broke forth a chorus of encouragement to the Allies to pay no attention to Wilsonian idealism.

  • Teutonic tradition and authority must be replaced by Jeffersonian, Mazzinian, Wilsonian liberty and justice.

    Idling in Italy Joseph Collins
  • It begins with a Wilsonian peace offer—the influence is strong and supplies the deep emotional appeal of the organization.

    Proclaim Liberty! Gilbert Seldes
  • That conception, as is apparent from the letters already printed, was not the Wilsonian conception.

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