[vik-tawr-ee-uh-niz-uh m, -tohr-]


the distinctive character, thought, tendencies, etc., of the Victorian period.
an instance or example of such thought, tendencies, etc.

Origin of Victorianism

First recorded in 1900–05; Victorian + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for victorianism

Historical Examples of victorianism

  • That's where we suffer from that ponderous bog of Victorianism.

    Sylvia & Michael

    Compton Mackenzie

  • And it's impossible not to dread a revival of Victorianism after this war.

    Sylvia & Michael

    Compton Mackenzie

  • But in the atmosphere of Victorianism his pose was original and astonishing.

  • It was as if unwillingly the club released its hold upon the externals of Victorianism.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2

    Compton Mackenzie

  • He has unravelled himself by science, talent, and vigor out of "lower middle class" Victorianism.