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[ad-uh-soh-nee-uh n]
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Joseph Addison or his works.
  2. fluent and clear in literary style.
  3. of or relating to Addison's disease.
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  1. one who studies the works of Joseph Addison.
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Origin of Addisonian

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Examples from the Web for addisonian

Historical Examples

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

    A Book of the Play

    Dutton Cook

  • 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