Victorianism

noun

Vic·​to·​ri·​an·​ism vik-ˈtȯr-ē-ə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Victorianism (audio)
1
: a typical instance or product of Victorian expression, taste, or conduct
2
: the quality or state of being Victorian especially in taste or conduct

Examples of Victorianism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The urgency in the commemoration of various histories—architectural Victorianism, nineteenth-century middle-class urbanites, Washington’s soldiers, Mohawk ironworkers—corresponds precisely to the need to leave others unmentioned. Jonathan Lethem, The New Yorker, 21 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Victorianism was in 1905

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“Victorianism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Victorianism. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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