Definition of attitudinize in English:

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attitudinize

Pronunciation: /ˌatɪˈtjuːdɪnʌɪz/
(also attitudinise)

verb

[no object]
Adopt or express a particular attitude or attitudes, typically just for effect: her column is an exercise in smug attitudinizing
More example sentences
  • He loved to strike poses, to attitudinize, and in these last years allowed his imagination to run riot.
  • Even now my friends in the North would be preparing work, talking and arguing and attitudinizing, while I went unsteadily on by myself.
  • While most of the other panelists attitudinized, he got down to brass tacks.

Derivatives

attitudinizer

noun
Example sentences
  • For so Christian an attitudiniser, he has a strikingly weak sense of sin as a force in human affairs.

Origin

Late 16th century: from Italian attitudine (see attitude) + -ize.

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Line breaks: at¦ti|tu¦din|ize

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