[bahl-dahs-sah-re] /ˌbɑl dɑsˈsɑ rɛ/ (Show IPA), 1478–1529, Italian diplomat and author.
Seckendorff was once well described by an English friend as the baldassare castiglione of the present day.
The Empress Frederick; a memoir Anonymous
Count Baldassare (baldasˈsaːre). 1478–1529, Italian diplomat and writer, noted particularly for his dialogue on ideal courtly life, Il Libro del Cortegiano (The Courtier) (1528)
having little or no hair on the scalp: a bald head; a bald person. destitute of some natural growth or covering: a bald mountain. lacking detail; bare; plain; unadorned: a bald prose style. open; undisguised: a bald lie. Zoology. having white on the head: the bald eagle. Automotive. (of a tire) having the tread completely […]
a god, a son of Odin and Frigg and the twin brother of Hod, by whom he was killed. having little or no hair on the scalp: a bald head; a bald person. destitute of some natural growth or covering: a bald mountain. lacking detail; bare; plain; unadorned: a bald prose style. open; undisguised: a […]
senseless, stupid, or exaggerated talk or writing; nonsense. Obsolete. a muddled mixture of liquors. Historical Examples I listened to some old wife’s balderdash, and thought it true. The Deemster Hall Caine Then why all this balderdash about shock, rejection, and so on? Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith How can you help being the mothers, […]
a bald person (sometimes used as a facetious term of address). noun A bald man (mid-1800s+) A worn automobile tire (1970+)