Definition of Rousseau

1. Noun. French philosopher and writer born in Switzerland; believed that the natural goodness of man was warped by society; ideas influenced the French Revolution (1712-1778).

Exact synonyms: Jean-jacques Rousseau
Generic synonyms: Philosopher, Author, Writer
Derivative terms: Rousseauan

2. Noun. French primitive painter (1844-1910).
Exact synonyms: Henri Rousseau, Le Douanier Rousseau
Generic synonyms: Painter

Definition of Rousseau

1. Proper noun. (surname from=French) ¹

2. Proper noun. Jean-Jacques Rousseau Swiss philosopher ¹

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Definition of Rousseau

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Literary usage of Rousseau

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"However that may be, its influence was considerable; it served as a From the publication of his first work, Rousseau won a success that was immediate and ..."

2. Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology by Joseph Thomas (1901)
"Rousseau accepted the invitation, arrived in London in January, 1766, ... Rousseau married Thérèse Le Vasseur m 1768, resided in Paris from 1770 ..."

3. History of Civilization in England by Henry Thomas Buckle (1866)
"Immediately after the middle of the/century, Rousseau published those eloquent ... 11 "Rousseau, qui déjà en 1753 avoit touché aux bases mêmes de la société ..."

4. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"From the last two it is clear that Rousseau heartily admired Gluck, and that he had by this time abandoned the exaggerated opinions advanced in the Lettre ..."

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