[ad-uh-soh-nee-uh n]


of, relating to, or characteristic of Joseph Addison or his works.
fluent and clear in literary style.
of or relating to Addison's disease.


one who studies the works of Joseph Addison.

Origin of Addisonian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for addisonian

Historical Examples of addisonian

  • He concludes with an account, written in an Addisonian vein, of a club to which he had the honour to belong.

  • Masters of the Addisonian art are few but those few almost atone for the general lack of polish.

  • That's right, he said he should have some steroids because he was an Addisonian.

    Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • 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