Pantagruelism
Pantagruelism Pan*tag"ru*el*ism, n. [From Pantagruel, one of the characters of Rabelais.] 1. The theory or practice of the medical profession; -- used in burlesque or ridicule. [1913 Webster]

2. An assumption of buffoonery to cover some serious purpose. [R.] --Donaldson. [1913 Webster]


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  • pantagruelism — pan·ta·gru·el·ism …   English syllables

  • pantagruelism — ˌpantəˈgrüəˌlizəm, pan.ˈtagrüəˌl noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: French pantagruélisme, from Pantagruel + French isme ism : buffoonery or coarse humor with a satirical or serious purpose : cynical humor …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Pantagruel — Pantagruelian /pan teuh grooh el ee euhn/, adj. Pantagruelically, adv. Pantagruelism /pan teuh grooh euh liz euhm, pan tag rooh euh liz euhm/, n. Pantagruelist, n. /pan tag rooh el , euhl, pan teuh grooh euhl/; Fr. /pahonn tann grddyuu el /, n. 1 …   Universalium

  • pantagruelian — /pæntəˈgruliən/ (say pantuh groohleeuhn) adjective dealing with serious matters in a spirit of broad and somewhat cynical good humour. {from Pantagruel in Rabelais Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532–52), represented as dealing with serious matters in …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pantagruel — [pan΄tə gro͞o el′, pan΄təgro͞o′əl; pan tag′ro͞o el΄; ] Fr [ pän tȧ grü el′] n. [< ? name of a minor devil referred to in writings of the late 15th c.] the boisterous, giant son of Gargantua in Rabelais Gargantua and Pantagruel: he is a jovial… …   English World dictionary

  • pantagruelist — lə̇st noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: French pantagruéliste, from Pantagruel + French iste ist : one who practices pantagruelism …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pantagruel — Pantagruelian /pan teuh grooh el ee euhn/, adj. Pantagruelically, adv. Pantagruelism /pan teuh grooh euh liz euhm, pan tag rooh euh liz euhm/, n. Pantagruelist, n. /pan tag rooh el , euhl, pan teuh grooh euhl/; Fr. /pahonn tann grddyuu el /, n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pantagruelion — Pantagruelˈion noun A magic herb, hemp • • • Main Entry: ↑Pantagruelism …   Useful english dictionary

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