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Johnsonian

[ jon-soh-nee-uhn ]
/ dʒɒnˈsoʊ ni ən /
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adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of Samuel Johnson or his works.
having the quality of Johnsonese.
noun
a person who writes in the Johnsonian style.
a teacher or critic who specializes in the works of Samuel Johnson.
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Origin of Johnsonian

First recorded in 1785–95; Johnson + -ian

OTHER WORDS FROM Johnsonian

John·so·ni·an·ism, nounJohn·so·ni·an·ly, adverbpost-John·so·ni·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Johnsonian

Johnsonian
/ (dʒɒnˈsəʊnɪən) /

adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of Samuel Johnson, his works, or his style of writing
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