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EtymologyEdit

Havisham +‎ -esque

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌhævɪʃəˈmɛsk/

AdjectiveEdit

Havishamesque (comparative more Havishamesque, superlative most Havishamesque)

  1. Reminiscent of Miss Havisham from Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations (1861), a wealthy spinster, once jilted at the altar, who lives in a ruined mansion and always wears her wedding dress; hence, stuck in the past, refusing to accept change or failure, etc.