Definition of Ruritanian adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌrʊərɪˈteɪniən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌrʊrəˈteɪniən//
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(especially of stories) full of romantic adventure More Like This Expressions from literary sources Alice in Wonderland, Casanova, Cassandra, Don Juan, Dorian Gray, Falstaffian, Frankenstein, Jekyll and Hyde, Lilliputian, Lothario, Orwellian, Pandora’s box, Peter Pan, Pied Piper, Pollyanna, Rip Van Winkle, Ruritanian, Scrooge, Shangri-La, Sherlock, Stepford Wife, Svengali, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Utopia, Walter MittySee worksheet. From Ruritania, the name of an imaginary country in central Europe in stories by Anthony Hope.