[krom-wel-ee-uh n, kruhm-]


of, relating to, or characteristic of the politics, practices, etc., of Oliver Cromwell or of the Commonwealth and Protectorate.
noting or pertaining to a style of English furnishings of the middle 17th century, characterized by austerity, the use of oak and leather, and simple, decorative moldings.

Origin of Cromwellian

First recorded in 1715–25; Cromwell + -ian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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