- of, relating to, or suggestive of Shakespeare or his works.
- a Shakespearean scholar; a specialist in the study of the works of Shakespeare.
Origin of Shakespearean
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Examples from the Web for shakespearian
He calls the story of Petraeus's affair with Paula Broadwell a "Shakespearian twist."Aaron Sorkin on Casting David Petraeus and Writing Steve Jobs
November 15, 2012
They tell me that my Shakespearian ideas will set New York agog.A Singer from the Sea
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
I was struck by this appreciation, but there was no time for Shakespearian talk.Lord Jim
The fool he looked for was one which it takes a wise man to make—a Shakespearian fool.Gryll Grange
Thomas Love Peacock
Of all the contemporaries of Shakespeare, Webster is the most Shakespearian.
The Shakespearian, the Dantesque, are in a line, two at most.Diana of the Crossways, Complete
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Shakespeare or his works
- a student of or specialist in Shakespeare's works
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