calling oneself thus; self-styled.
so-called or pretended.
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How to use soi-disant in a sentence
The soi-disant widow was in her boudoir; it was a great favor, to begin with, to be admitted to a tte--tte with her.Brother Jacques (Novels of Paul de Kock, Volume XVII) | Charles Paul de Kock
Mr. Smith explained that he knew this soi-disant Baron Von Klingenberg to be an impostor and a swindler.Pencil Sketches | Eliza Leslie
"Au plaisir de vous revoir, Monsieur soi-disant," she said in conclusion, and went into her room and closed the door.Doom Castle | Neil Munro
The unfortunate Mathurin Bruneau, the soi-disant dauphin, was last year tried here, and condemned to imprisonment.Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. I. (of 2) | Dawson Turner
The soi-disant count contented himself with bowing as he took what she offered, but did not speak.San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams | Charles Paul de Kock
British Dictionary definitions for soi-disant
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