Of, resembling, or relating to Samuel Johnson or his writings.
An admirer or a student of Samuel Johnson or his work.
(comparative more Johnsonian, superlative most Johnsonian)
- Of or pertaining to Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), English writer and lexicographer.
Johnson + -ian
- The big reviews, especially the quarterlies, have always been the natural home of Johnsonian study.
- Sir Walter Scott, Croker, Hayward, Macaulay, Thomas Carlyle (whose famous Fraser article was reprinted in 1853) and Whitwell Elwin have done as much as anybody perhaps to sustain the zest for Johnsonian studies.
- The sayings and Johnsoniana have been reprinted in very many and various forms. Valuable work has been done in Johnsonian genealogy and topography by Aleyn Lyell Reade in his Johnsonian Gleanings, &c., and in the Memorials of Old Staffordshire (ed.