attitudinize

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian attitudine +‎ -ize.

Verb[edit]

attitudinize (third-person singular simple present attitudinizes, present participle attitudinizing, simple past and past participle attitudinized)

  1. (intransitive) To assume an affected, unnatural exaggerated attitude or pose.
    • 1953, Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye, Penguin 2010, p. 125:
      ‘That mean anything to you, Mrs Wade?’
      ‘Just attitudinizing. He has always been a great admirer of Scott Fitzgerald.’