Definitions

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  • adj. Reminiscent of Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, 1622–1673), French playwright and actor.

Etymologies

Molière +‎ -esque (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Allworthy is a type rather than a character—a fault which also seems to apply to that Molieresque hypocrite, the younger Blifil.

    Criticisms and Interpretations. III. By Austin Dobson

  • Allworthy is a type rather than a character -- a fault which also seems to apply to that Molieresque hypocrite, the younger

    Fielding

  • Allworthy is a type rather than a character — a fault which also seems to apply to that Molieresque hypocrite, the younger

    Fielding

  • Allworthy is a type rather than a character ” a fault which also seems to apply to that Molieresque hypocrite, the younger Blifil.

    Fielding

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