thrasonical
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /θɹəˈsɒnɪkəl/
Adjective

thrasonical

  1. Like Thraso (a character in the play Eunuchus by Terence); boastful, bragging, vainglorious.
    • 1556, Nicholas Ridley, bishop of London, quoted by John Fox in Acts & Monuments:
      The Sorbonicall clamours (which at Paris I haue ſene in time paſt whē poperie moſt raigned) might be worthily thought in compariſon of thys traſonicall oſtentation to haue had much modeſtie.
    • c. 1595–1596, W. Shakespere [i.e., William Shakespeare], A Pleasant Conceited Comedie Called, Loues Labors Lost. […] (First Quarto), imprinted in London: By W[illiam] W[hite] for Cut[h]bert Burby, published 1598, OCLC 61366361 ↗, [Act V, scene i] ↗:
      His humour is loftie, his diſcourſe peremptorie: his tongue fyled, his eye ambitious, his gait#English|gate maieſticall and his general behauiour vaine, rediculous, & thraſonicall. He is too picked, too ſpruce, too affected, too#English|to odd#English|od, as it were, too peregrinat as I may call it.



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