adjective, often capitalized M & usually capitalized V

Definition of mid-victorian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of the middle period of the reign (1837–1901) of Queen Victoria mid-Victorian furniture
2a : like one of the mid-Victorian period has a mid-Victorian taste in art
b : old-fashioned, antiquated your attitude is mid-Victorian


noun, often capitalized M & capitalized V
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Definition of mid-victorian (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : one belonging to the mid-Victorian period
2 : one having the moral or aesthetic standards characteristic or supposedly characteristic of the mid-Victorian period

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