[ ad-uh-soh-nee-uhn ]

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Joseph Addison or his works.

  2. fluent and clear in literary style.

  1. of or relating to Addison's disease.

  1. one who studies the works of Joseph Addison.

Origin of Addisonian


Words Nearby Addisonian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Addisonian in a sentence

  • That's right—he recommended that he be given steroids because he was an Addisonian—that's what he said.

    Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • The Judge in his unofficial capacity whistled softly at this Addisonian language, but Charlotte went on undisturbed.

    Shadows of Flames | Amelie Rives
  • He complains gently in his Addisonian way of the inconvenience to which he was put for want of funds.

    James Madison | Sydney Howard Gay
  • All the letters have this preternatural solemnity, as if each was a study in style after the favorite Addisonian model.

    James Madison | Sydney Howard Gay
  • Masters of the Addisonian art are few but those few almost atone for the general lack of polish.

    Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922 | Howard Phillips Lovecraft