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foppery (plural fopperies)
- The dress or actions of a fop
1902, G.K. Chesterton, Twelve Types:
- And it is by their fopperies and their frivolities that we know that their sinister philosophy is sincere; in their lights and garlands and ribbons we read their indwelling despair.
1783, William Godwin, Four Early Pamphlets:
- The energies of his mind led him to despise the fopperies of idolatry; and he found the Christians, in the most unfavourable situation, torn into innumerable parties, by the sectaries of Athanasius, Arius, Eutyches, Nestorius.
1867, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poems:
- Still, still the secret presses; The nearing clouds draw down; The crimson morning flames into The fopperies of the town.
stupidity — see stupidity