Definition of Attitudinize

1. Verb. Assume certain affected attitudes.

Exact synonyms: Attitudinise
Generic synonyms: Pose, Posture
Derivative terms: Attitude, Attitude, Attitude



Definition of Attitudinize

1. v. i. To assume affected attitudes; to strike an attitude; to pose.

Definition of Attitudinize

1. Verb. (intransitive) To assume an affected, unnatural exaggerated attitude or pose. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Attitudinize

1. [v -NIZED, -NIZING, -NIZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Attitudinize

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Literary usage of Attitudinize

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1. American English by Gilbert Milligan Tucker (1921)
""He called once to a gentleman who offended him in that point, 'Don't attitudinize.'"—Boswell's Johnson, 5.220 (1784). AUTHORESS. Murray traces this silly ..."

2. Proceedings by National Speech Arts Association (1893)
"At the same time if I pose and attitudinize, however beautiful it may be, I will call attention to myself rather than to my subject. ..."

3. The Atlantic Monthly by Making of America Project (1867)
"This actor, whose every movement is full of an indescribable grace, seems never to attitudinize. ..."

4. Thesaurus of English words and phrases by Peter Mark Roget (1883)
"V. affect, act a part, put on ; give oneself airs &c. (arrogance) 885 ; boast &c. 884 ; coquet ; simper, mince, attitudinize, pose ; flirt a fan ; over-act, ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Effeminacy, softness, and caprice attitudinize before us. In this connexion, the French sculptors, Robert le Lorrain, Michel Clodion, and Pigalle may be ..."

6. American Journal of Education (1860)
"... should be able to work himself up into an oratorical fervor ; should attitudinize, and gesticulate, and stride from one end of the class to the other, ..."

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