of or relating to Cicero or his writings:the Ciceronian orations.
in the style of Cicero: characterized by melodious language, clarity, and forcefulness of presentation: Ciceronian invective.
a person who is an expert on or specializes in the study of the works of Cicero.
a person who admires or imitates the style of Cicero.
- pseu·do-Cic·e·ro·ni·an, adjective, noun
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How to use Ciceronian in a sentence
It is only,” replies the friar, “to grace and adorn my speech; it is the colour of a Ciceronian rhetoric.A Cursory History of Swearing | Julian Sharman
Rome can boast of no great historian after Tacitus, who should have belonged to the Ciceronian epoch.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
On a par with this is the assertion that up to 1605 Bacon had mainly issued his works in "Ciceronian Latin."Ephemera Critica | John Churton Collins
We had thus two epochs in our school, the Ciceronian and the Spencerian periods.Revisiting the Earth | James Langdon Hill
"Thou liest, thou art a Ciceronian," was the judge's answer.The Influence of the Bible on Civilisation | Ernst Von Dobschutz
British Dictionary definitions for Ciceronian
of or resembling Cicero or his rhetorical style; eloquent
(of literary style) characterized by the use of antithesis and long periods
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