Definition of Churchillian in US English:



  • Relating to or characteristic of the former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill or his policies.

    ‘a Churchillian figure in time of war’
    • ‘His fear explains why he made the difficult decision to go to war with Churchillian conviction.’
    • ‘They must have contained many invaluable memorabilia of the Churchillian age.’
    • ‘The PM's Churchillian rhetoric was well suited to the horror of the events.’
    • ‘To reach those goals takes years of effort and perseverance - Churchillian blood, sweat, and tears.’
    • ‘My reasons are Churchillian: all the alternatives seem so much worse.’