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  1. William,c1640–1716, English dramatist and poet.
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  • Besides, Wycherley was decidedly rococo in all his tastes and predilections.

    Arthur O'Leary

    Charles James Lever

  • For both Wycherley and Vanbrugh are playwrights, and Congreve is not.

    Views and Reviews

    William Ernest Henley

  • The grossness of his comedies rivalled that of Wycherley himself.

  • It is probable he had Wycherley in his eye when he wrote this.

  • It is not strange that she should have regarded Wycherley with favor.

British Dictionary definitions for wycherley


  1. William. ?1640–1716, English dramatist. His Restoration comedies include The Country Wife (1675) and The Plain Dealer (1676)
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