Definitions

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  • adj. Like, or in the style of, a coxcomb.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Befitting or indicating a coxcomb; like a coxcomb; foppish; conceited.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like or characteristic of a coxcomb; conceited; foppish.

Etymologies

From coxcomb +‎ -ical. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He had whiskers — all jockeys should have whiskers — but he had what I did not like, and what no genuine jockey should have, a moustache, which looks coxcombical and Frenchified — but most things have terribly changed since

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • We dare not contemplate an Atlantis, a scheme out of which our coxcombical moral sense is for a little transitory ease excluded.

    English literary criticism

  • Without her warrant it would have been coxcombical to believe it But the belief made her altogether sacred in his eyes, and he vowed a thousand times that no word or tone of his should ever offend that angel delicacy and tenderness.

    Despair's Last Journey

  • A coxcombical young lord came up to me one evening after the

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866

  • He found installed in the house a personage whom he describes as tall, fair, noisy, coxcombical, flat-faced, flat-souled.

    Rousseau

  • He had whiskers -- all jockeys should have whiskers -- but he had what I did not like, and what no genuine jockey should have, a moustache, which looks coxcombical and Frenchified -- but most things have terribly changed since

    George Borrow The Man and His Books

  • They meet some Prussian crimps, and escape them by help of a coxcombical but not wholly objectionable Austrian Count Hoditz and the better (Prussian) Trenck.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • He translated the late and coxcombical but not uninteresting Greek prose romance of _Hysminias and

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

  • Camillo now tosses a perfumed handkerchief under his nose, and inhales the coxcombical incense of the idea that he will do all without Camilla's aid, to surprise her; thereby teaching her to know him to be somewhat a hero.

    Vittoria — Volume 4

  • He left the place, carrying away an image of the coxcombical attitudinizing of the man Morsfield at the salut, upon which he brought down his powers of burlesque.

    Lord Ormont and His Aminta — Volume 3

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  • The heroine of the assignation came soon in an hired carriage, as on the day before, dressed very magnificently. As soon as she came into the room, I led off with five or six coxcombical bows, accompanied by the most fashionable grimaces.

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 3 ch. 5

    September 13, 2008