Attitudinarian At`ti*tu`di*na"ri*an, n. One who attitudinizes; a posture maker. [1913 Webster]

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  • attitudinarian — attitudinarianism, n. /at i toohd n air ee euhn, tyoohd /, n. a person who assumes attitudes or poses for effect. [1745 55; attitudin (see ATTITUDE; by analogy with nouns ending in the L suffix tudo, s. tudin TUDE) + ARIAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • attitudinarian — at·ti·tu·di·nar·i·an …   English syllables

  • attitudinarian — /ˌætətjudəˈnɛəriən/ (say .atuhtyoohduh nairreeuhn) noun someone who studies attitudes …   Australian English dictionary

  • attitudinarian — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ostentation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Ostentation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 ostentation ostentation display show flourish parade etalage pomp array state solemnity Sgm: N 1 dash dash splash sp …   English dictionary for students

  • attitudinize — attitudinizer, n. /at i toohd n uyz , tyoohd /, v.i., attitudinized, attitudinizing. to assume attitudes; pose for effect. Also, esp. Brit., attitudinise. [1775 85; attitudin (see ATTITUDINARIAN) + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • poser — Synonyms and related words: Chinese puzzle, Gordian knot, Holy Willie, Joseph Surface, Mawworm, Pecksniff, Pharisee, Tartuffe, affecter, attitudinarian, attitudinizer, baffling problem, blagueur, bluff, bluffer, brain twister, canter, canting… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • poseur — Synonyms and related words: ape, attitudinarian, attitudinizer, blagueur, bluff, bluffer, charlatan, conformist, copier, copycat, copyist, counterfeiter, cuckoo, dissembler, dissimulator, echo, echoer, echoist, exhibitionist, fake, faker, forger …   Moby Thesaurus

  • affectation — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Artificiality of manner Nouns 1. (affected quality) affectation, affectedness, artificiality, insincerity, histrionics, ostentation; charlatanism, quackery (See deception); pretense, gloss, veneer,… …   English dictionary for students

  • pedant — n 1. intellectual, pedagogue, Inf. know it all; bibliophile, bookworm, scholar, highbrow, Inf. egghead, Inf. walking encyclopedia; aesthete, Inf. longhair, bluestocking; platitudinizer, Inf. bromide, bore, stuffed shirt; attitudinarian,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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