More definitions of "Victorian":
- (adj): Of or relating to Queen Victoria of Great Britain or to the age in which she ruled.
Example: "Victorian morals"
- (adj): Exaggeratedly proper.
Synonyms: priggish, prim, prissy, prudish, puritanical, square-toed, straitlaced, strait-laced, straightlaced, straight-laced, tight-laced
- (noun): A person who lived during the reign of Victoria.
Famous quotes containing the word victorian:
“I belong to the fag-end of Victorian liberalism, and can look back to an age whose challenges were moderate in their tone, and the cloud on whose horizon was no bigger than a mans hand.”
—E.M. (Edward Morgan)
“Conscience was the barmaid of the Victorian soul. Recognizing that human beings were fallible and that their failings, though regrettable, must be humoured, conscience would permit, rather ungraciously perhaps, the indulgence of a number of carefully selected desires.”
—C.E.M. (Cyril Edwin Mitchinson)
“Apart from letters, it is the vulgar custom of the moment to deride the thinkers of the Victorian and Edwardian eras; yet there has not been, in all history, another age ... when so much sheer mental energy was directed toward creating a fairer social order.”
—Ellen Glasgow (18731945)