Lincolnesque

[ling-kuh-nesk]
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adjective

like or characteristic of Abraham Lincoln: a Lincolnesque compassion.

Origin of Lincolnesque

First recorded in 1920–25; Lincoln + -esque
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  • His opponents called him clownish; his friends declared him Lincolnesque.

  • His face, Hank decided, had a Lincolnesque quality, so ugly as to be beautiful in its infinite sadness.

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