[ ahn-drey-uhf; Russian uhn-drye-yif ]

  1. Le·o·nid Ni·ko·la·e·vich [lee-uh-nid nik-uh-lahy-uh-vich; Russian lyi-uh-nyeetnyi-kuh-lah-yi-vyich], /ˈli ə nɪd ˌnɪk əˈlaɪ ə vɪtʃ; Russian lyɪ ʌˈnyit nyɪ kʌˈlɑ yɪ vyɪtʃ/, 1871–1919, Russian novelist, short-story writer, and playwright.

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

How to use Andreyev in a sentence

  • Andreyev's father, who was a geometrician, died while he was still at school, and the family was without resources.

  • The abyss which separates Andreyev's heroes from other men makes them weak, numb, and miserable.

  • If we carefully study a few of Andreyev's characters we can more easily understand his feelings and his style.

  • Andreyev tells us that on the day of judgment the alienists are divided as to the insanity of Kerzhenzev.

  • It is true that "most of the critics have understood Andreyev only in a superficial manner," as Tolstoy rightfully asserted.