What is another word for foppish?

Pronunciation: [fˈɒpɪʃ] (IPA)

"Foppish" is a term that refers to someone who is overly concerned with fashion and their appearance to the point of being vain or superficial. It is often used to describe someone who is showy or ostentatious in their dress or grooming habits. Some synonyms for "foppish" include "dandy," "cocksure," "peacockish," "flamboyant," and "precious." Other similar words might include "conceited," "haughty," "pretentious," and "egocentric." While these words all describe a similar personality type, they each have their own subtle nuances and connotations that can add layers of meaning to any description.

What are the hypernyms for Foppish?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for foppish?

Foppish is a term that is used to describe someone who is overly concerned with their appearance and fashion. However, there are several antonyms for this word that describe characteristics that are exactly the opposite. One such antonym is rugged, which can be used to describe someone who is rough and tough, and not concerned with fashion or appearance at all. Another antonym for foppish is natural, which describes someone who embraces their natural looks and style, rather than trying to conform to societal standards of beauty. Other antonyms for foppish include simple, plain, and unassuming, all of which describe characteristics that are the opposite of being overly concerned with one's looks and fashion.

What are the antonyms for Foppish?

Usage examples for Foppish

But since you are leaving us, and I would not dismiss you harshly, let me say that I have studied this man for whom you avow a fondness; and apart from his calling-which I detest-I find him vain, foppish, insincere.
"Hetty Wesley"
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
A blue flannel shirt whose top button was unfastened, rolled back to show his neck; a handkerchief was knotted below that; in all his external appearance he leaned toward the foppish-picturesque.
"Camp and Trail"
Stewart Edward White
Dorothy Dayrell is wicked enough to invent anything; and as for that foppish brother of Miss Winifred Wayland, he is as full of conceit as his own sister; and as full of falsehood as his cousin.
"The White Gauntlet"
Mayne Reid

Famous quotes with Foppish

  • In return for this great gift that I could not repay in a thousand lifetimes, at least I can promise that, although I have frequently advanced wrong, or even stupid, arguments (in the light of later discoveries), at least I have never been lazy, and have never betrayed your trust by cutting corners or relying on superficial secondary sources. I have always based these essays upon original works in their original languages (with only two exceptions, when Fracastoro's elegant Latin verse and Beringer's foppish Latin pseudocomplexities eluded my imperfect knowledge of this previously universal scientific tongue).
    Stephen Jay Gould
  • After an inferior man has been taught a doctrine of superiority he will remain as inferior as he was before his lesson. He will merely assume himself to be superior, and attempt to employ his recently-learned tactics against his own kind, whom he will then consider his inferiors. With each inferior man enjoying what he considers his unique role, the entire bunch will be reduced to a pack of strutting, foppish, self-centered monkeys gamboling about on an island of ignorance. There they will play their games under the supervision of their keeper, who was and will always be a superior man.
    Anton LaVey

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