Dickensian Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Dickensianadjective

uk   us   /dɪˈken.zi.ən/
relating to or ​similar to something ​described in the ​books of the 19th-century ​Englishwriter Charles Dickens, ​especiallyliving or ​workingconditions that are below an ​acceptablestandard: The ​bathrooms in this ​hotel are ​positively Dickensian - no ​hotwater and ​grimeeverywhere. written by or in the ​style of Charles Dickens
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