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Synonyms for foppish

affecting extreme elegance in dress and manner

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Now Diego is caught in the consequences of his foppish disguise: A woman such as Lolita would not be interested in a weakling.
Perhaps the most obvious was Matt Smith's Doctor Who, with singer Brendon Urie wearing braces, a bowtie and a foppish side parting.
Jos Vantyler saunters along as Austin's foppish son Leo, an amateur poet with weak lungs and an air of Oscar Wilde.
Since then he has become established as a comic character actor, specialising in the role of the foppish, awkward but charming English gent in films like Notting Hill and Mickey Blue Eyes.
To dismiss them as such is obviously unfair, especially when a cursory glance at the image-accompanied squad lists reveals a paucity of double-barrelled surnames and foppish haircuts.
Annie Sheen as Sally had the sweetest voice and held the audience in the palm of her hand, and I especially liked the foppish Gerald, played by Dan Collier-Roberts.
Four decades after Luciano Pavarotti begin his rapid ascendancy in the world of opera and, ultimately, popular culture, the image many Americans once had of the operatic tenor as foppish and neurotic seems downright quaint.
Lanky and boyishly handsome in his youth, Brialy remained a lifelong dandy able to convey masculine authority or foppish insouciance as he filled out in later years.
An early scene in which he tries to hustle a much younger, much hunkier man for rent money defies logic, and when Max meets his foppish, bourgeois uncle (Richard Irving in a splendid miniature) the two men don't register as being from the same planet, let alone the same family.
Another Canadian, countertenor Matthew White (as an overly foppish Bacchus), also sang well, although Drew Minter's direction of the role seemed tiresomely over the top.
Happily, though, several dancers shone in the cast I saw--Joshua Tuifua as an excellent foppish Catalabutte; Lauren Cuthbertson, a gracious and radiant Lilac Fairy who danced with fluidity and clarity; Mara Galeazzi, Iohna Loots, Sian Murphy, and Deirdre Chapman dainty as the various fairies.
Goodbar (1977), Cruising (1980), Basic Instinct (1992), and The Silence of the Lambs (1991), as well as by the foppish evil Prince Edward in Mel Gibson's Braveheart (1994).
But the author ruined it by making the third little pig a foppish chap with an elegant walking cane, derby, and British accent.
The novel's protagonist, Sir Percy Blakeney, ostensibly a foppish English aristocrat, is secretly the Scarlet Pimpernel, a swashbuckling hero and elusive master of disguise who rescues French aristocrats and smuggles them out of France to safety during the French Revolution.