foppishness


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fop·pish

 (fŏp′ĭsh)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a fop; dandified.

fop′pish·ly adv.
fop′pish·ness n.
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Noun1.foppishness - the manner and dress of a fop or dandy
personal manner, manner - a way of acting or behaving
References in classic literature ?
A little foppishness in a young man is good; it is human.
As to his dress, it was careful to the verge of foppishness, with high collar, black frock-coat, white waistcoat, yellow gloves, patent-leather shoes, and light-coloured gaiters.
Table 1 "Combination of selections" Effeminacy (mincing, limp wrists, lisping, flamboyant dress) Sensitivity (moodiness, a devotion to his mother, a tendency to show emotion in an unmanly way) Artistic talent or sensibility Misogyny Pederasty (as we shall see, this became the stereotypical formula for homosexual relationships, with its connotations of arrested development and pernicious influence) Foppishness Isolation (the homosexual's fate, if he or she remained alive at the final curtain) John M.
He dressed like a dandy but his foppishness hid an inner toughness.
Simultaneously modern and ancient, the metropolis offered anonymity and freedom, foppishness and genuine taste.
Still writing to this day and, unlike many of his sixties contemporaries, still writing well, Davies had - and still has - a knack for evoking all that is so quintessentially English, from the stately homes of Sunny Afternoon to the foppishness of Dedicated Follower of Fashion, through to the laughable but brilliant Autumn Almanac ("Silly song isn't it?