Meaning of dandiacal in English:


Pronunciation /danˈdʌɪək(ə)l/


  • Relating to or characteristic of a dandy.

    ‘Wilson is a dandiacal man about town’
    • ‘By mid-career, he was a narcissistic, dandiacal poseur, although Kelly finds it hard to see him as such.’
    • ‘In its account of the dandiacal erotic practices of Duc Jean Floressas des Esseintes, the author established a link between aestheticism and decadent behavior.’
    • ‘All this playing with words may sound a bit dandiacal and over-egging, so let me say immediately that, in the event, it does not have that effect.’
    • ‘Several characteristics are deemed essential to the constitution of the dandiacal identity, among which vanity reigns supreme.’
    • ‘In dress he apes the dandiacal associated with Charles II.’