[ krom-wel-ee-uhn, kruhm- ]

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the politics, practices, etc., of Oliver Cromwell or of the Commonwealth and Protectorate.

  2. 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

Words Nearby Cromwellian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Cromwellian in a sentence

  • And the consideration of this problem of Cromwellian psychology brought us to Wynd's Point.

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