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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Marked by simplicity and generosity of character or by an appearance and manner suggesting these qualities.

Usage examples (31)
  • Another common disorder that was highlighted was obesity hypoventilation syndrome (also known as Pickwickian syndrome).
  • The northerners do not understand that these expressions are only meant in a sort of "Pickwickian" sense; hence the error.
  • 'bloody shirt' is only a kind of Pickwickian battle cry.
  • That "character" is used in a Pickwickian sense -- for more
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