Austenesque

adjective Aus·ten·esque \ ˌȯ-stə-ˈnesk , ˌä- \

Definition of Austenesque

: austenian
  • Left fatherless in adolescence, she was married off by an Austenesque mother to a man who spent on women what he did not lose in gambling …
  • —Stuart CurranRomantic Writings1996
  • Austenesque powers of social observation …
  • —Margalit FoxNew York Times Book Review10 Jan. 1999

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Origin and Etymology of austenesque

Jane Austen +1-esque


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