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Rooseveltian

[ roh-zuh-vel-tee-uhn; spelling pronunciation roo-zuh-vel-tee-uhn ]

adjective

  1. of, pertaining to, advocating, or following the principles, views, or policies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt or of Theodore Roosevelt.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Rooseveltian1

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; Roosevelt + -ian

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Example Sentences

A Rooseveltian presidency would be one that transforms our economy and environment over the long term.

And it looks like we might just have a Rooseveltian visionary—pragmatic, bold—headed to Pennsylvania Avenue.

So he told himself fiercely; whereupon, in the Rooseveltian phrase, he cast his hat into the ring.

It took more than an under-slung jaw and a rugged Rooseveltian determination to refuse this great honor.

In public he never seems to have asserted himself in the Rooseveltian manner.

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