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Synonyms for coxcomb

a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments

a cap worn by court jesters


Related Words

the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds

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The Woman Hater was produced by Edward's Boys under Perry Mills's direction at King's College London and other venues in 2016, and the Education Department at Shakespeare's Globe have mounted staged readings of The Knight of the Burning Pestle, co-ordinated by Frances Marshall (2013), and The Scornful Lady, co-ordinated by James Wallace, and The Coxcomb, co-ordinated by Nick Hutchison (both 2016).
A coxcomb (whose image is clearly implied in the use of the dress metaphor above) is tempted to such excesses because this is an easy way to create a dazzling effect.
61)--indicates that the actor playing this part should wear the jester's traditional parti-colored motley, preferably with the coxcomb hood and bells.
Goering and Goebbels were bludgeon and rapier, cosh and hypodermic; Dr Goebbels sounded as charged-up as Jim Jones the madman of Guyana, distraught with power, who in turn was oily as Bob Guccione the odious coxcomb of Penthouse, purveyor of wet dreams.
She spoke of coxcomb diagrams as evidence for designing healing environments for ensuring public health, for birthing the Red Cross and nurse training schools, and for influencing political health care agendas.
Constantine, Emperor of the World, coxcomb and murderer, Tipped the scale at the Council of Nicea, So that we, generation after generation, meditate on the Holy Trinity, Mystery of mysteries, without which The blood of man would have been alien to the blood of the universe And the spilling of His own blood by a suffering God, who offered Himself As a sacrifice even as He was creating the world, would have been in vain.
More conventional love-triangle plots then re-emerge in Fletcher's The Coxcomb (c.
5) In the 1760s the word first designated aristocratic young men who went on the Grand Tour and returned with a new European style, who became a masculine type Horace Walpole identified as synonymous with "Beau, Fop, Coxcomb, Petit Maitre.
3) Apart from Guillen de Castro's and Behn's adaptations of Cervantes's "El curioso impertinente," I would like to mention the following in order to show the far-reaching reception of this tale: John Fletcher's The Coxcomb (1611), Nathaniel Field's Pardon for the Ladies (1611), Thomas Southerne's The Disappointment (1684), John Crowne's The Married Beau, or The Curious Impertinent (1694) or Nicholas Rowe's The Fair Penitent (1703) (cf.
Nightingale is also renowned as an early statistician, and developed graphical representations of data (her coxcomb to illustrate causes of mortality among British forces fighting in the Crimean War) (Betts & Wright, 2006).
A rhyme reads: "Sir Fopling Flutter through his glass/Inspects the ladies as they pass/Yet still the coxcomb lacks the wit/To guard against the bailiff''s writ.
TheDailyReview ROD STEWART, Birmingham NIA WITH the gold lam jacket and platinum highlights in that trademark blond coxcomb he looks less Denis Law and more Barry Manilow these days.
Oxford poet John Ruskin (who was also a famous mineral collector) wrote a review about a painting by American artist James McNeil Whistler, in which Ruskin stated: "I never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face.
The tune jingles in my ears like coxcomb bells All things bright and beautiful.
his bike: hair standing up like wind in a coxcomb, sternum like a