: of or resembling the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes especially in the exercise of unusual powers of deduction
solved the mystery with Sherlockian ease
could almost see the Sherlockian glitter in the doctor's eyesPhilip Wheelwright

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Sherlock Holmes + English -ian

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“Sherlockian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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