1. the manner and dress of a fop or dandy
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How To Use foppishness In A Sentence

  • Its foppishness, the daily lazy routine of not beginning the day till late into the afternoon; the emphasis placed on poets and poetry and other cultural activities make for interesting reading.
  • Emerson's lip curled at the sight of this "foppishness"; he refused to wear a hat and usually went about with his sleeves rolled to the elbows and his shirt collar open. The Mummy Case
  • As we watched, we were mainly struck by the self-involved foppishness of all the central characters.
  • Emma decided she preferred the American wayless foppishness, more volume. Gold of Kings
  • His foppishness was the foppishness of his youth, and to the last he wandered through Paris clad in the splendour of the days when young men were "lions," and when the quarrel between classicism and romanticism was vital. The Wits and Beaux of Society Volume 1
  • By 1720 Restoration foppishness had given place to the dignity of the first Georgian period.
  • His modern-day company is a shaft of light into a world he once straddled with an unprecedented combination of foppishness and fear tactics.
  • Besides that, I'm given to foppishness and dandyism and always feel like I'm showing off when I dress up. Archive 2008-03-01
  • Even in the first book it becomes clear that Wimsey's apparent foppishness is largely an act to disarm others (and, to some extent, tame himself). Whose Body?
  • “Youth and comeliness were gone, but the foppishness remained, and the red-faced man, with false teeth and the voice of a worn-out actor had his scanty grey hair curled.” Louisa May Alcott
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