Definition of Godwinian in English:

Godwinian

(also Godwinean)

noun

  • An adherent of William Godwin's radical views on politics, social reform, etc.

adjective

  • Relating to or characteristic of Godwin's views.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797), author and advocate of women's rights. From the name of William Godwin, British radical (utilitarian and anarchist) political philosopher + -ian.

Pronunciation

Godwinian

/ɡɒdˈwɪnɪən/