Definition of Balzacian in English:

Balzacian

adjective

  • Relating to or characteristic of the French novelist Honoré de Balzac or his works:

    ‘a gigantic Balzacian tyrant’
    • ‘Throughout, the characteristically intrusive Balzacian narrator pushes in.’
    • ‘Superficially, his novel resembles those grand Dickensian and Balzacian novels of sudden social rise or fall.’
    • ‘He wrote a series of Balzacian studies of depressing life.’
    • ‘The movie moves slowly, cuts out Balzacian dialogue and adds new dialogue of its own.’
    • ‘At his Balzacian best, he radiated warmth, buoyancy, optimism and hope.’

Pronunciation

Balzacian

/balˈzakɪən/