of or relating to , its people, or their language.
a native or inhabitant of , or a person of Italian descent.
a Romance language, the language of , official also in Switzerland.
Abbreviation: It, It., Ital.
They offer some of the freshest Italian outside of the boot.
The Easygoing Flair of San Francisco Jolie Hunt April 9, 2010
The cynicism of the American electorate is nothing compared to that of its Italian counterpart.
Berlusconi Burlesque Alex Massie September 22, 2009
As an American of Italian descent, our traditions are very strong regarding love of family, hard work, and loyalty.
TV’s Real Mafia Princess? Ben Widdicombe May 21, 2009
Ironically, for a man who owns a good chunk of Italian media, he blames his difficulties on a biased press.
Too Sexy for Italy? Barbie Latza Nadeau August 14, 2009
The Italian tabloid Novella 2000 reports that she was angry due to his “less-than-warm reception” upon her return.
Clooney Breakup’s Red Flags Barbie Latza Nadeau June 22, 2011
“Just so,” rejoined the Italian, with a hardihood that seemed to sit easily upon him.
Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
He was received with joy for the service he had rendered to the Italian people.
The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
She must be a foreigner—Italian, for choice, in spite of her English eyes.
Margarita’s Soul Ingraham Lovell
Rico could soon speak Italian as if he had always spoken it.
Rico and Wiseli Johanna Spyri
She was the only daughter of an Italian by an English mother.
Zicci, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
the official language of Italy and one of the official languages of Switzerland: the native language of approximately 60 million people. It belongs to the Romance group of the Indo-European family, and there is a considerable diversity of dialects
a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Italy, or a descendant of one
See Italian vermouth
relating to, denoting, or characteristic of Italy, its inhabitants, or their language
early 15c., “native of Italy,” from Italian Italiano, from Italia “Italy” (see Italy). As an adjective from 1640s.
an practice, trait, or idiom. quality or spirit. Historical Examples He was not suited to strive with Bononcini on the ground of Italianism. Handel Romain Rolland We see in this the first blow struck at the triumphant Italianism. Handel Romain Rolland But it was its pure Italianism that prevented it from winning immediate success in […]
of, relating to, or characteristic of , its people, or their language. a native or inhabitant of . a person of Japanese ancestry. the language of . Abbreviation: Japn., Japn. Contemporary Examples He became the first Japanese American to permanently settle in the U.S., and helped to pave the way for other Japanese immigrants. The […]
of or relating to or Jesuitism. (often lowercase) practicing casuistry or equivocation; using subtle or oversubtle reasoning; crafty; sly; intriguing. Contemporary Examples When a reporter asked him a question, it would often elicit a series of Jesuitical responses. President Cuomo Would’ve Been a Lion Jonathan Alter January 1, 2015 Historical Examples And thus, my friend, […]
the system, principles, or practices of the . (often lowercase) a principle or practice, as casuistry, equivocation, or craft, ascribed to the by their opponents. Historical Examples This is one of the grand causes of the success of Jesuitism in this country. Auricular Confession and Popish Nunneries William Hogan But the vital force of Jesuitism […]