Main definitions of Victorian in English

: Victorian1Victorian2

Victorian1

Pronunciation /vikˈtôrēən/ /vɪkˈtɔriən/

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adjective

  • 1Relating to the reign of Queen Victoria.

    ‘a Victorian house’
    • ‘The Little Brown book provides a fascinating study of life in Victorian times, its attitudes, squalor and suffering.’
    • ‘It is a place of prostitution and opium, and a home to the many hapless children orphaned by the double standards of Victorian society.’
    • ‘Lord Arthur Savile is a young, privileged pillar of Victorian society whose wedding day is soon approaching.’
    • ‘It is described as a romance, set across the social divide in the world of Victorian industrial society.’
    • ‘Picture this opening scene: after a night at the opera the great and the good of Victorian high society flood out on to the streets of London.’
    • ‘He spoke to me about the origins of the Society in the late Victorian period when there was a great deal of interest in the occult.’
    • ‘Peter Moody, partner of Hudson Moody, said Victorian properties in York had seen some of the biggest value increases.’
    • ‘Too many of our schools are in Victorian buildings or in 1960s prefabs that have been waiting to fall down for 20 years.’
    • ‘At the top of the tall, narrow Victorian townhouse, on a small landing beneath a skylight, perches Gunn's writing desk.’
    • ‘During the Fling, Leat's pieces will be showcased here in the old converted Victorian schoolhouse he uses as a workshop.’
    • ‘The new school replaces a Victorian building and several mobile classrooms.’
    • ‘The old Victorian building had a narrow fringe of concrete playground, but not a single blade of grass.’
    • ‘So the new blocks are built around quadrangles in the style of a Victorian school.’
    • ‘It was a moral code which long outlasted the Victorian era, and vestiges of it still remain.’
    • ‘It seems as if we are living in a society that has burned its bras while still wearing the Victorian corset.’
    • ‘The Irish Georgian Society will advise on Georgian and Victorian properties.’
    • ‘Many of the schools are built on split sites or have outdated Victorian buildings.’
    • ‘The hotel is a Victorian mansion that is grand without being stuffy, and it has one of the best chefs in Scotland.’
    • ‘These schools, which are often like Victorian borstals, still exist.’
    • ‘A team from Pocklington School will take on ten men from the town in Victorian kit and rules in a re-enactment of the first game played in the town.’
    • ‘The elegant Victorian brick-fronted schoolhouse has bequeathed a number of original features to its new owners.’
    • ‘The beetles' iridescent wings were used in the Victorian era like sequins to decorate the dresses of society women.’
    1. 1.1Relating to the attitudes and values of the Victorian period, regarded as characterized especially by prudishness and a high moral tone.
      ‘a return to Victorian values’
      • ‘Gone are the pompous, moralistic tomes full of Victorian values and happy endings.’
      • ‘I think they want to replace sex education with dark, Victorian values.’
      • ‘This was a vote for old-fashioned Victorian values, a belief in patriotism, the family, church and public service.’
      • ‘Rioting was a feature of life in early 19th century Britain, a fact to be born in mind when people talk about Victorian values.’
      • ‘Just because a few designers have endorsed the frilly blouse, it doesn't mean we are returning to actual Victorian values.’
      • ‘This country seems to want Victorian values for some things in life, but 21st century values in most others.’
      • ‘Given the results, we could all end up embracing her brand of Victorian values.’
      • ‘I have a wonderful image of Victorian times, with Victorian values.’
      • ‘Is it some twisted Victorian value that academically gifted people should not be seen to rise above their place?’
      • ‘The true range and complexity of Victorian views and values are only now being recognized.’
      • ‘One sometimes suspects that the thing lying at the heart of Victorian attitudes to life was the idea of illusion.’
      • ‘The obscenity of surrendering state education to corporate benefactors reeks of Victorian attitudes to the poor.’
      • ‘This may be a reflection of Victorian attitudes towards mental instability.’
      • ‘But he is often a crushing bore, apart from being a Victorian puritan mistakenly born in India.’
      • ‘Yet the Readers are not quite the caricatures of Victorian morality one might expect.’
      • ‘This is as dutiful and strong-willed a creed as any Victorian moralist could hope for.’
      • ‘Understated literary allusions and layers of irony give Victorian attitudes a sly contemporary look.’
      • ‘It gets curiouser and curiouser as it creates a straitjacketed Victorian world and then shows that the lunatics have taken over the asylum.’
      • ‘Having attacked Victorian morality, Wilde succumbs to its lust for melodrama.’
      • ‘After all, since we have inherited a Victorian system of Government so should we abide by a Victorian morality.’

noun

  • A person who lived during the Victorian period.

    ‘the Victorians had a passion for documenting, cataloguing and classifying the world around them’
    • ‘Measure for Measure disgusted the Victorians, but appealed to 20th-century audiences.’
    • ‘At best Victorians could float, dog-paddle, or thrash about a bit.’
    • ‘One might say that the Victorians are not so much the origin of our present as we are a continuation of theirs.’
    • ‘Those Victorians who rejoiced in statistics could relish the expansion of the system.’
    • ‘Nor was eighteenth-century society as lax in its sexual morality as the Victorians often supposed.’
    • ‘For the Victorians, as for many of their successors, morality was a matter of highest importance.’
    • ‘The existing tiles span different periods of the Abbey's history and were re-laid by the Victorians.’
    • ‘Mamet's play is not some lurid attempt to expose the sex lives of Victorians or a crude swipe at Puritan hypocrisy.’
    • ‘A huge proportion of London is taken up with Victorian buildings, but we are not the Victorians.’
    • ‘The Victorians were still very much under the Romantic sway.’
    moralist, pietist, prude, prig, moral fanatic, moral zealot, killjoy, Mrs Grundy, Grundy, old maid, schoolmarm, Victorian, priggish person, ascetic

Main definitions of Victorian in English

: Victorian1Victorian2

Victorian2

Pronunciation /vikˈtôrēən/ /vɪkˈtɔriən/

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adjective

  • Relating to the Australian state of Victoria.

    • ‘the Victorian Government has called for tenders to redevelop Melbourne's railroad station’

noun

  • A person from the Australian state of Victoria.

    • ‘the facility has taught thousands of Victorians to use the internet’

Origin

Mid 19th century from Victoria + -an.