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Dickensian

adjective     /dɪˈken.zi.ən/
relating to or similar to something described in the books of the 19th-century English writer Charles Dickens, especially living or working conditions that are below an acceptable standard: The bathrooms in this hotel are positively Dickensian - no hot water and grime everywhere.In bad condition written by or in the style of Charles DickensTypes of film, play, book etc.
(Definition of Dickensian adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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