poseur


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poseur

a person who tries to impress others by behaving affectedly
Not to be confused with:
poser – a person who poses, as for a picture
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po·seur

 (pō-zœr′, pō′zər)
n.
One who affects a particular attribute, attitude, or identity to impress or influence others.

[French, from poser, to pose, from Old French; see pose1.]
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poseur

(pəʊˈzɜː)
n
a person who strikes an attitude or assumes a pose in order to impress others
[C19: from French, from poser to pose1]
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po•seur

(poʊˈzɜr)

n.
a person who assumes or affects a character, manner, sentiment, etc., in order to impress others.
[1880–85; < French; see pose1, -eur]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poseur - a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not
show-off - someone who deliberately behaves in such a way as to attract attention
poseuse - a woman poseur
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Translations

poseur

[pəʊˈzɜːʳ] Npersona f afectada
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

poseur

[pəʊˈzɜːr] n (pejorative)poseur/euse m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

poseur

[pəʊˈzɜːʳ] n (pej) → persona affettata
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
A report from the Batangas police on Tuesday said a poseur buyer initiated the buy-bust against Melanio Matanguihan and Abdul Wahid inside the suspects' Honda Jazz at about 11:45 p.m.
Saturday, Maani allegedly sold shabu to a police officer who acted as poseur buyer.
According to a report, the suspects were arrested after they sold a sachet of suspected shabu worth P200 to a poseur buyer.
The NBI noted that based on the surveillance conducted by its poseur agents, the firm's Taytay Office at Block 2, Lot 19, Greenville East,Taytay, and in Quezon City revealed that the group continued to transact with the public despite revocation of its certification of registration by the SEC.
The Portuguese poseur suffered from a complete lack of service which is usually what happens to me whenever I go to Nando's.
When asked to show evidence, the priest poseur could not provide proof, the report said.
IN publishing his memoirs, there is no doubt Mark Halsey comes across as a bit of a poseur, a bit of a wannabe celebrity.
Their assessment was that I was a truck poseur, an escapee from an office cubicle more interested in making a statement about reclaimed manhood than I was about doing real work.It became clear to me why ChevroletAAEs parent corporation, General Motors, offers 31 versions of the Silverado 1500 pickup, down from 37 models in the 2009 model year.
David Beckham - aka Poseur - can form an heroic pose at the drop of a Versace hat.
When the poseur attacks and punishes Kirk, Sybok realizes that the real God would never punish his children.
Other than Iraq, Blair goes down as one of our better Prime Ministers and Bush as an arrogant president and a poseur who has been found out.
Edwards assumes, thus, that Donne writes in his own voice, never masking, never the poseur; that Donne always writes from actual experience, addressing real individuals (typically, his wife) in real settings; and that Donne wears his meaning on his poetic sleeve.