Fads


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Fads

See also manias.

excessive concern with matters of dress; foppishness. — dandy, n.
a wild enthusiast; a faddist. See also demons.
an inclination for adopting fads. — faddishness, faddist, n. — faddish, adj.
a manifestation of intense enthusiasm for something; craze or fad, as musicomania.
References in classic literature ?
Don't be disagreeable and full of ridiculous fads, Sidney dear.
Why, the good woman thinks that I have nothing to do but to write cheques for her silly fads.
Debienne and Poligny, who were always charming to me, had neglected, before leaving, to mention my little fads to you.
If that man had been an ordinary lunatic I would have taken my chance of trusting him, but he seems so mixed up with the Count in an indexy kind of way that I am afraid of doing anything wrong by helping his fads.
His officers affected a superiority over the rest of us, but the boredom of their souls appeared in their manner of dreary submission to the fads of their commander.
After all, if these people had strange fads and expected obedience on the most extraordinary matters, they were at least ready to pay for their eccentricity.
The layman is full of fads, and he doesn't like his doctor to have anything the matter with him.
Esther is really a dear girl, but she is rather given to fads.
In the effort to subdue by dint of talking and to keep in check the mysterious, the profound attraction he felt already for that delicate being of flesh and blood, with pale cheeks, with darkened eyelids and eyes scalded with hot tears, he went on speaking of himself as a confirmed enemy of life on shore--a perfect terror to a simple man, what with the fads and proprieties and the ceremonies and affectations.
I don't believe in all these fads, and yet I don't like saying that I don't believe in them.
My muscles were small and soft, like a woman's, or so the doctors had said time and again in the course of their attempts to persuade me to go in for physical-culture fads.
A department is to those it employs a complex personality with ideas and even fads of its own.