Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


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

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

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


Read Also:

  • Attercop

    noun (archaic or dialect) a spider an ill-natured person Historical Examples The ettercap is the poison-spider, and should be spelt “attercop.” Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. n. “spider,” Old English attorcoppe, literally “poison-head,” from ator “poison, venom,” from Proto-Germanic *aitra- “poisonous ulcer” (cf. Old […]

  • Attius

    Lucius, . Historical Examples To this festival there came, at the bidding of Attius, a great company of the Volscians. Stories From Livy Alfred Church How Attius would receive him he knew not; but he was homeless, and had now only his enemies to trust. Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15) Charles Morris To these […]

  • Attleboro

    a city in SE Massachusetts. Historical Examples He was born in Attleboro, Mass., on the last day of the year, 1764. Harper’s Magazine, Vol III, June 1851 Various The profits arising from its sale, if any, will go partly to Attleboro Church, and partly to a favorite object of my own. George Eliot’s Life, Vol. […]

  • Attn

    . abbreviation attention attention

Disclaimer: Attitudinize definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.