What is another word for shavian?

10 synonyms found


[ ʃˈavi͡ən], [ ʃˈavi‍ən], [ ʃ_ˈa_v_iə_n]

The word "shavian" is frequently used to describe something related to the works or style of the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. However, if you are looking for synonyms for this word, there are a few options available. One possibility is "Shawesque," which is similar in meaning to "shavian" but emphasizes the influence of Shaw's style rather than his name. "Witty," "satirical," "clever," and "sardonic" are all adjectives that could be used to describe a work that is shavian in tone or style. Alternatively, you could use "Shavian-inspired" to indicate that a piece was influenced by Shaw but does not necessarily follow his style or themes closely.

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Usage examples for Shavian

Now why is it that when I also deal in the tragi-comic irony of the conflict between real life and the romantic imagination, no critic ever affiliates me to my countryman and immediate forerunner, Charles Lever, whilst they confidently derive me from a Norwegian author of whose language I do not know three words, and of whom I knew nothing until years after the shavian Anschauung was already unequivocally declared in books full of what came, ten years later, to be perfunctorily labelled Ibsenism.
"Bernard Shaw's Preface to Major Barbara"
George Bernard Shaw
An Irishman may like romance, but he will say, to use a frequent shavian phrase, that it is "only romance."
"George Bernard Shaw"
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The Progressive It is now partly possible to justify the shavian method of putting the explanations before the events.
"George Bernard Shaw"
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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