of, relating to, or characteristic of Samuel Johnson or his works.
having the quality of Johnsonese.
a person who writes in the Johnsonian style.
a teacher or critic who specializes in the works of Samuel Johnson.
- John·so·ni·an·ism, noun
- John·so·ni·an·ly, adverb
- post-John·so·ni·an, adjective
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How to use Johnsonian in a sentence
The big reviews, especially the quarterlies, have always been the natural home of Johnsonian study.
In this, of course, he is following Hume, though he applies the Johnsonian argument to Berkeley's immaterialism.The English Utilitarians, Volume I. | Leslie Stephen
His parody of Johnson's later style is one of the very best of the multitude of Johnsonian imitations.The Heroine | Eaton Stannard Barrett
Sir, she said, in true Johnsonian style, what height should a mastiff dog attain at the age of six months?Short Sixes | H. C. Bunner
My argument would be of the Johnsonian kind: if it is not by G., who the devil is it by?Letters of Edward FitzGerald | Edward FitzGerald
British Dictionary definitions for Johnsonian
of, relating to, or characteristic of Samuel Johnson, his works, or his style of writing
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