fop

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  • noun

Synonyms for fop

a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

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There was certainly no harm in his travelling sixteen miles twice over on such an errand; but there was an air of foppery and nonsense in it which she could not approve.
The production, which involves deception, dirt and foppery, comes with the caution 'not suitable for small children, it's quite rude
perfect," bosom immune to the temptations of romantic passion, a patronizing attitude toward the follies of "burning" youth, especially when compared with his own somber, "wise" purposes, and a contempt for the supposed "witless" foppery of Viennese society fueled by his love for "the life removed.
To increase the levels of parsimony and coherence in our theory building, and to avoid what Glaser (2002) referred to as "conceptual foppery," we have used the data and our experiences to collapse initially distinct concepts into relevant groups (see Table 1, column 1, for final list).
Kingsley uses Elsley as a butt for a sustained attack on modern poetry: "Nasty, effeminate, un-English foppery," grumbles one character, "so he may be in the scribbling line after all" (1:27).
The transparent cunning of the politician, the foppery of the courtier, and the superficial glossing of the lady--all are vanities when measured against this background of beginnings and end.
In Act II of Manon, Vickers, looking uncomfortable in powdered wig and French foppery, seems at sea in his surroundings.
Tall, slim and elegant almost to the point of foppery, Wilfrid Laurier had been Prime Minister for almost a year when he sailed for England and Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
Well, John, for the most part, linesmen (we'll have none of this assistant referee foppery here) are people who don't have the bottle to make decisions.
At the time, Sills was so seeped in the foppery of Percy Blakeney, his ``Pimpernel'' role, that he couldn't imagine himself in a role that was 180 degrees away from what he was currently doing.
This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeits of our own behaviour, we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and stars; as if we were villains on necessity.
This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune - often the surfeit of our own behaviour - we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon and the stars.
As to men like Frank, their education makes them "acquire too high an opinion of their own importance," says Wollstonecraft (274): Emma sees vanity and foppery in Frank's dash to London merely to get his hair cut (205).