Chesterfieldian

adjective
Ches·​ter·​field·​i·​an

Definition of Chesterfieldian

: of, relating to, or befitting the writings or the attitudes of Chesterfield, distinguished for his elegant manners and for his Letters to his son in which he expounded his principles of conduct said to reflect sharply the pragmatic morality of the age

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History and Etymology for Chesterfieldian

Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield †1773 English statesman & man of letters + English -ian

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“Chesterfieldian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chesterfieldian. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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