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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Of, relating to, or befitting a model gentleman of the 18th century.

Usage examples (10)
  • Grandison is a comical rather than a courtly figure to this generation; and the man whose manners may be described as Grandisonian is usually called
  • Grandisonian airs marked with a suspicion of fatuity.
  • The Grandisonian manners are not to be taken as a picture of contemporary fashion.
  • The hero is the son of Henry II. and Fair Rosamond, but his speech is Grandisonian. for more
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