Meaning of attitudinize in English:


Pronunciation /ˌatɪˈtjuːdɪnʌɪz/

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(also British attitudinise)
[no object]
  • Adopt or express a particular attitude or attitudes, typically just for effect.

    ‘her column is an exercise in smug attitudinizing’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is very easy for us in the media to attitudinise because we have always got the escape hatch of saying, well it is not our job to prescribe.’
    • ‘Her plays have been eccentric, attitudinizing, overambitious.’
    • ‘The play attitudinizes, pontificates, mystifies, and bores.’
    • ‘It deserves an appropriately respectful and thoughtful response that goes beyond attitudinising.’
    • ‘Two readers have separately directed us to a column in today's New York Times, an utterly worthless piece of pseudo-sophisticated attitudinizing.’
    • ‘The column is an exercise in smug attitudinizing that makes clear its writer thinks slightly higher of himself than the evidence warrants.’
    • ‘Larry Pine is an attitudinizing actor relying overmuch on a charm he doesn't quite have.’
    • ‘Miró stood apart from the other members of the movement in the variety, geniality, and lack of attitudinizing in his work.’
    • ‘When it was first shown, their work seemed to represent a new low in superficiality and attitudinizing.’
    • ‘Instead of attitudinizing for the cameras, he would rather sit in a dark room listening to the strategic counsel of his old buddy.’
    • ‘First, there is a strong attitudinizing on the part of rappers in France.’
    • ‘This attitudinising was part of a generation who were quite sincere and ‘objectively’ correct, yet were somewhat out of touch with the realities of the people.’
    • ‘That Helen had not been happy in her marriage to Menelaus is revealed not only by what she says, but also by the male chauvinistic and over-bearing attitudinising of Menelaus when he meets her.’
    • ‘It contains a certain amount of typical French pseudo-psychological attitudinising.’
    • ‘They were brave because they resisted formula and eschewed attitudinising.’
    make-believe, act, putting on an act, acting, dissembling, shamming, sham, faking, feigning, simulation, falsification, dissimulation, invention, imagination, self-deception, play-acting, posturing, posture, posing, pose, cant, attitudinizing


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