[ ploo-tahr-kee-uhn ]

  1. of or relating to the biographer Plutarch.

  2. characteristic of or resembling a biography by Plutarch or its subject: a life worthy of Plutarchian description; a deed of Plutarchian splendor.

Origin of Plutarchian

First recorded in 1855–60; Plutarch + -ian

Words Nearby Plutarchian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Plutarchian in a sentence

  • In the Plutarchian method there was ever a snare, and I have come near treading in it.

    Since Czanne | Clive Bell