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Sherlockian

[shur-lok-ee-uh n]
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adjective
  1. pertaining to or characteristic of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, known for his skill in solving mysteries through deductive reasoning.
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noun
  1. a devoted fan of or an expert on the adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
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Origin of Sherlockian

see origin at -ian
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  • Little Lord Fauntleroy, with every Sherlockian characteristic temporarily obliterated, sat down again in the tonneau pouting.

    The Lightning Conductor

    C. N. Williamson

  • And a letter from Aline which came two or three days later, confirmed my Sherlockian deductions.

    The Heather-Moon

    C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson