like or characteristic of Abraham Lincoln: a Lincolnesque compassion.

Origin of Lincolnesque

First recorded in 1920–25; Lincoln + -esque Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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.


    Dallas McCord Reynolds