Attitudinize



to assume ; pose for effect.
Historical Examples

Then Ma, seizing a sword, began to attitudinize, smearing his face all over with coal-dust.
Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio vol. II (of 2) Songling Pu

Ma then got up and began to attitudinize, singing a plaintive air like the girls with the turbans.
Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio vol. II (of 2) Songling Pu

A jay would alight in the entrance of the hole and flirt and peer and attitudinize, and then flyaway crying “Thief, thief, thief!”
Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and, Other Papers John Burroughs

A bird seldom sings when watched, and Nature is no coquette, and will not ogle and attitudinize when stared at.
Our Friend John Burroughs Clara Barrus

He was compelled the while to attitudinize incessantly as a genius.
Art in England Dutton Cook

verb
(intransitive) to adopt a pose or opinion for effect; strike an attitude
v.

1784, from attitudinal + -ize. Related: Attitudinized; attitudinizing.

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