or James·e·an

[ jeym-zee-uhn ]

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the novelist Henry James or his writings.

  2. of, relating to, or characteristic of William James or his philosophy.

  1. a student or follower of Henry James or William James.

Origin of Jamesian

First recorded in 1870–75; James + -ian

Words Nearby Jamesian

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How to use Jamesian in a sentence

  • According to the true Jamesian psychology, she loves because she confides, instead of confiding because she loves.

  • I can't follow all these intricate henry Jamesian complications of feeling.

    Jaffery | William J. Locke

British Dictionary definitions for Jamesian



/ (ˈdʒeɪmzɪən) /

  1. relating to or characteristic of Henry James or his brother, William James

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