Victorian

adjective
Vic·to·ri·an | \vik-ˈtȯr-ē-ən \

Definition of Victorian 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of the reign of Queen Victoria of England or the art, letters, or tastes of her time

2 : typical of the moral standards, attitudes, or conduct of the age of Victoria especially when considered stuffy, prudish, or hypocritical

Victorian

noun

Definition of Victorian (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a person living during Queen Victoria's reign especially : a representative figure of that time

2 : a typically large and ornate house built during Queen Victoria's reign

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Synonyms for Victorian

Synonyms: Adjective

nice-nelly, prim, prudish, puritanical, straitlaced (or straightlaced)

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Examples of Victorian in a Sentence

Adjective

My parents have very Victorian attitudes when it comes to sex. a conservative Christian sect with a code of sexual morality that is often seen as quaintly Victorian by outsiders

First Known Use of Victorian

Adjective

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Victorian was in 1839

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Victorian

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of Victorian

: relating to or typical of the period from 1837–1901 when Queen Victoria ruled England

: similar to the old-fashioned moral values that were typical during the time of Queen Victoria

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