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[wurdz-wurth] /ˈwɜrdzˌwɜrθ/
William, 1770–1850, English poet: poet laureate 1843–50.
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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!

    Morag Janet Milne Rae
  • Does anybody—not being a wordsworthian and therefore out of reach of reason—doubt that Wordsworth's arrogance was inhuman?

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

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

  • And the wordsworthian is delighted, and thinks that here is a sweet union of philosophy and poetry.

    The Bridling of Pegasus Alfred Austin
  • 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
  • His approach to its wonders is wordsworthian in its deep and awe-struck reverence and its fundamental sincerity.

    Aspects of Modern Opera Lawrence Gilman
  • This was far removed from that passionate spiritual contemplation of nature of the wordsworthian mood.

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

    Search-Light Letters Robert Grant
  • She had a genuine enjoyment of nature, though after a sensuous, Keats-like fashion, not a wordsworthian.

    David Elginbrod George MacDonald
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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