- to assume attitudes; pose for effect.
Also especially British, at·ti·tu·di·nise.
Origin of attitudinize
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Examples from the Web for attitudinize
He was compelled the while to attitudinize incessantly as a genius.Art in England
Then Ma, seizing a sword, began to attitudinize, smearing his face all over with coal-dust.
Ma then got up and began to attitudinize, singing a plaintive air like the girls with the turbans.
A bird seldom sings when watched, and Nature is no coquette, and will not ogle and attitudinize when stared at.Our Friend John Burroughs
A jay would alight in the entrance of the hole and flirt and peer and attitudinize, and then flyaway crying "Thief, thief, thief!"Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and, Other Papers
- (intr) to adopt a pose or opinion for effect; strike an attitude
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Word Origin and History for attitudinize
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