intransitive verb (-nized; -nizing) Date: 1784 to assume an affected mental attitude ; pose

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  • Attitudinize — At ti*tu di*nize, v. i. To assume affected attitudes; to strike an attitude; to pose. [1913 Webster] Maria, who is the most picturesque figure, was put to attitudinize at the harp. Hannah More. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attitudinize — 1784, from ATTITUDINAL (Cf. attitudinal) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Attitudinized; attitudinizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • attitudinize — (Amer.) at·ti·tu·di·nize || ‚ætɪ tjuːdɪnaɪz v. pretend; assume a pose (also attitudinise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • attitudinize — (also attitudinise) ► VERB ▪ adopt or express a particular attitude for effect …   English terms dictionary

  • attitudinize — [at΄ə to͞od′ n īz΄, at΄ətyo͞od′ n īz] vi. attitudinized, attitudinizing [see ATTITUDE & IZE] to strike an attitude; pose …   English World dictionary

  • attitudinize — attitudinizer, n. /at i toohd n uyz , tyoohd /, v.i., attitudinized, attitudinizing. to assume attitudes; pose for effect. Also, esp. Brit., attitudinise. [1775 85; attitudin (see ATTITUDINARIAN) + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • attitudinize — verb To assume an affected, unnatural exaggerated attitude or pose …   Wiktionary

  • attitudinize — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To assume an exaggerated or unnatural attitude or pose: pose, posture. Idiom: strike an attitude. See POSTURE. 2. To represent oneself in a given character or as other than what one is: impersonate, masquerade, pass …   English dictionary for students

  • attitudinize — or attitudinise ˌatɪ tju:dɪnʌɪz verb adopt or express a particular attitude, typically just for effect. Derivatives attitudinizer noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • attitudinize — v. n. Pose affectedly, strike attitudes …   New dictionary of synonyms

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