[wil-soh-nee-uh n]


of, relating to, or characteristic of Woodrow Wilson.

Origin of Wilsonian

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; Wilson + -ian
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  • In Europe as a whole, however, the decisions were made on Wilsonian principles.

  • My young governess struck the note of the Wilsonian greeting.

    Paris Vistas

    Helen Davenport Gibbons

  • The Wilsonian doctrine of service to the world, however, was not to their taste, partly because they did not like Wilson.

  • Moreover, in America broke forth a chorus of encouragement to the Allies to pay no attention to Wilsonian idealism.

  • Teutonic tradition and authority must be replaced by Jeffersonian, Mazzinian, Wilsonian liberty and justice.

    Idling in Italy

    Joseph Collins