dandiacal

dandiacal

(dænˈdaɪəkəl)
adj
of the nature of a dandy, like a dandy
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These dainty ones are themselves contemptuously called Figs by David and other heroes, and you have a key to the manners and customs of this dandiacal section of the Gardens when I tell you that cricket is called crickets here.
Robertson charts a different path: she avows a militant materialism, but a materialism of the superficial, the dandiacal, and the profligately lovely.
Their topics include the detective is suspended: Nordic noir and the welfare state, covering crime fiction: merging the local into cosmopolitan mediascapes, in Agatha Christie's footsteps: The Cursed Goblet and contemporary Bulgarian crime fiction, Holmes away from home: the great detective in the transnational literary network, and Boris Akunin's dandiacal detectives: a century in queer profiles from London to Moscow.
As Michael Patrick Gillespie notes, Wilde, like his dandy characters, "can sustain dandiacal notoriety by giving the appearance of living outside the power of public restraint as long as one does not in fact attempt to make appearance reality.
Tellingly, as the book retreats from its more radical and relativist vision, it also moves away from the play of the surface, from the dandiacal spirit that it inherits from the Caraccioli tradition.
Carlyle uses the word 'fetish' in the satire on dandies, the aristocracy, and the 'silver fork' novel, in 'The Dandiacal Body', which makes fun of those who live by clothes, whose 'Life-devotedness to Cloth' shows a 'willing sacrifice of the Immortal to the Perishable' (p.
They accurately point to a dandiacal quality, and yet Cooper was far from mincing or effete: This was a man brave enough to win, almost in record time, the Distinguished Service Order in World War I; to lock horns with some of the most domineering figures of his period; and even to put the moves--successfully--on Vita Sackville-West.
In attacking Bulwer Lytton's dandiacal hair "en papillotes," tiny feet, stays, and cosmetics while also addressing him as "Sir," Tennyson foregrounded sexual ambiguity while parodying Bulwer's Pelham (a text Denisoff discusses).
At the same time he brought his own subjectivity, his dandiacal manner, to the forefront of the lyric.
The book seems rather the showcase of a dandiacal fantast than one that echoes archetypal resonance.
he turned to dandiacal advantage under a most professorial skull cap.