Dickensian

/ (dɪˈkɛnzɪən) /

adjective

of Charles Dickens or his works
(resembling or suggestive of conditions described in Dickens' novels, esp)
  1. squalid and poverty-strickenworking conditions were truly Dickensian
  2. characterized by jollity and convivialitya Dickensian scene round the Christmas tree
grotesquely comic, as some of the characters of Dickens

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