Definition of Picaresque

1. Adjective. Involving clever rogues or adventurers especially as in a type of fiction. "A picaresque hero"

Similar to: Dishonest, Dishonorable



Definition of Picaresque

1. a. Applied to that class of literature in which the principal personage is the Spanish picaro, meaning a rascal, a knave, a rogue, an adventurer.

Definition of Picaresque

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to rogues or adventurers ¹

2. Adjective. (literature) Characteristic of a genre of Spanish satiric novel dealing with the adventures of a roguish hero ¹

3. Noun. A picaresque novel. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Picaresque

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Picaresque

picador
picadores
picadors
pical
picalilli
picalillis
picamar
picamars
picaninnies
picaninny
picante
picapare
picara
picaras
picardy third
picaresque (current term)
picaresquely
picaresqueness
picaresques
picariae
picarian
picarians
picaridin
picaridine
picaridines
picaro
picaroon
picarooned
picarooning
picaroons

Literary usage of Picaresque

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1. The Literature of Roguery by Frank Wadleigh Chandler (1907)
"THE LITERATURE OF ROGUERY CHAPTER VII THE picaresque NOVEL IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY 1. Defoe j|HE eighteenth century, as the age of prose and observation, ..."

2. The Literature of Roguery by Frank Wadleigh Chandler (1907)
"Though the day of direct borrowing was past, what was best in the picaresque manner and method only now became truly effective. Fresh English renderings of ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Every convention of the picaresque novel is faithfully observed, and the incidents arc no doubt substantially true, though Contreras, like most converts, ..."

4. The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare by Jean Jules Jusserand (1908)
"THOMAS NASH ; THE picaresque AND REALISTIC NOVEL. I. " A • AHERE is nothing beside the goodnesse of God, J^ that preserves health so much as honest mirth, ..."

5. Romances of Roguery: An Episode in the History of the Novel by Frank Wadleigh Chandler (1899)
"... FORMS OF THE picaresque NOVEL \ FROM Seneca and Martial to the Archpriest of Hita, ... Juan Ruiz, was the first Spanish ancestor of picaresque fiction. ..."

6. Spanish Influence on English Literature by Martin Andrew Sharp Hume (1905)
"... VI THE picaresque AND PERIPATETIC NOVELS IN ENGLAND IN the last chapter the evolution of the novel in Spain was followed, showing that the framework or ..."

7. The Literature of Roguery by Frank Wadleigh Chandler (1907)
"THE LITERATURE OF ROGUERY CHAPTER VII THE picaresque NOVEL IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY 1. Defoe j|HE eighteenth century, as the age of prose and observation, ..."

8. The Literature of Roguery by Frank Wadleigh Chandler (1907)
"Though the day of direct borrowing was past, what was best in the picaresque manner and method only now became truly effective. Fresh English renderings of ..."

9. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Every convention of the picaresque novel is faithfully observed, and the incidents arc no doubt substantially true, though Contreras, like most converts, ..."

10. The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare by Jean Jules Jusserand (1908)
"THOMAS NASH ; THE picaresque AND REALISTIC NOVEL. I. " A • AHERE is nothing beside the goodnesse of God, J^ that preserves health so much as honest mirth, ..."

11. Romances of Roguery: An Episode in the History of the Novel by Frank Wadleigh Chandler (1899)
"... FORMS OF THE picaresque NOVEL \ FROM Seneca and Martial to the Archpriest of Hita, ... Juan Ruiz, was the first Spanish ancestor of picaresque fiction. ..."

12. Spanish Influence on English Literature by Martin Andrew Sharp Hume (1905)
"... VI THE picaresque AND PERIPATETIC NOVELS IN ENGLAND IN the last chapter the evolution of the novel in Spain was followed, showing that the framework or ..."

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