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[mohl-yair; French maw-lyer] /moʊlˈyɛər; French mɔˈlyɛr/
(Jean Baptiste Poquelin) 1622–73, French actor and playwright. Unabridged
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/French mɔljɛr/
real name Jean-Baptiste Poquelin. 1622–73, French dramatist, regarded as the greatest French writer of comedy. His works include Tartuffe (1664), Le Misanthrope (1666), L'Avare (1668), Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (1670), and Le Malade imaginaire (1673)
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Molière [(mol-yair)]

Nom de plume of Jean Baptiste Poquelin, a seventeenth-century French playwright. He is best known for his comedies of satire, such as The Misanthrope and Tartuffe.

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