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[wurdz-wurth] /ˈwɜrdzˌwɜrθ/
William, 1770–1850, English poet: poet laureate 1843–50.
Related forms
Wordsworthian, adjective, noun
Wordsworthianism, noun Unabridged
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  • But I shouldn't have thought you had arrived at the wordsworthian stage yet—eh!


    Janet Milne Rae
  • His landscapes have in this way a wordsworthian directness, simplicity, and severity.

    French Art W. C. Brownell
  • Thus, but not in the wordsworthian sense, he is a veritable poet of Nature.

    Shelley Francis Thompson
  • Does anybody—not being a wordsworthian and therefore out of reach of reason—doubt that Wordsworth's arrogance was inhuman?

  • The style was frequently detestable—a mixture of sham Spenserian and mock wordsworthian, alternately florid and arid.

  • Here lives our gentleman the greater portion of the year; lives aspiringly according to his wordsworthian creed.

    Search-Light Letters Robert Grant
  • This seems ungracious, but Mr. Shairp has himself to blame; so good a wordsworthian was out of character upon that stage.

    Familiar Studies of Men and Books Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Time enough, surely, for the trees to have developed a quite wordsworthian seriousness!

  • This was far removed from that passionate spiritual contemplation of nature of the wordsworthian mood.

    Robert Browning Edward Dowden
  • His early poems especially, as Mr. Reid points out, give evidence of a wondering observation of Nature almost wordsworthian.

    Old and New Masters Robert Lynd
British Dictionary definitions for wordsworthian


Dorothy. 1771–1855, English writer, whose Journals are noted esp for their descriptions of nature
her brother, William. 1770–1850, English poet, whose work, celebrating nature, was greatly inspired by the Lake District, in which he spent most of his life. Lyrical Ballads (1798), to which Coleridge contributed, is often taken as the first example of English romantic poetry and includes his Lines Written above Tintern Abbey. Among his other works are The Prelude (completed in 1805; revised thereafter and published posthumously) and Poems in Two Volumes (1807), which includes The Solitary Reaper and Intimations of Immortality
Derived Forms
Wordsworthian (ˌwɜːdzˈwɜːðɪən) adjective, noun
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