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Dantesque

[dan-tesk]
adjective
  1. in the style of Dante; characterized by impressive elevation of style with deep solemnity or somberness of feeling.
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Origin of Dantesque

1825–35; Dant(e) + -esque; compare French dantesque, Italian dantesco
Related formspseu·do-Dan·tesque, adjective
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Examples from the Web for dantesque

Historical Examples

  • And a Dantesque quality, not of method, but of power, is to be felt in Molière.

    Classic French Course in English

    William Cleaver Wilkinson

  • The Shakespearian, the Dantesque, are in a line, two at most.

  • A carnival of evil, weird and Dantesque, begins in the lonely cell.

    Nevermore

    Rolf Boldrewood

  • Some day he will rediscover the Dantesque hierarchy of souls implicit in humanity.

  • And a Dantesque quality, not of method, but of power, is to be felt in Molire.

    French Classics

    William Cleaver Wilkinson