[ nawr-dou ]

  1. Max Si·mon [mahks zee-mawn], /mɑks ˈzi mɔn/, 1849–1923, Hungarian author, physician, and leader in the Zionist movement.

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How to use Nordau in a sentence

  • We read our Nordau and with but the very slightest ability to judge what he says we declare him a libeler.

    The Inhumanity of Socialism | Edward F. Adams
  • I wish Nordau or Lombroso or some of these Saltpetriere men could have a look at you.

    The Wonderful Visit | Herbert George Wells
  • Therefore, Dr Max Nordau's study seems to me fundamentally wrong, though extremely interesting and not to be disregarded.

    Oscar Wilde | Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  • Reproduce the muscular expressions of sorrow or joy, and you will after a time be sorrowful or glad, says Nordau.

    The Call of the Town | John Alexander Hammerton
  • Mr. Max Nordau's diagnosis of them, which he entitled Degeneration, has met with general approval.

    Menticulture | Horace Fletcher

British Dictionary definitions for Nordau


/ (German ˈnɔrdau) /

  1. Max Simon (maks ˈziːmɔn), original name Max Simon Südfeld. 1849–1923, German author, born in Hungary; a leader of the Zionist movement

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