Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or resembling a dandy or dandies; dandified.

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  • adjective Dandyish; like a dandy.

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Examples

  • The rest of him by no means dandiacal, even the vanity of glasses long since abandoned.

    Love and Mr Lewisham

  • Dolomore in question was a young man of rather offensive type — athletic, dandiacal, and half-educated.

    New Grub Street

  • Whether we think of him in his relation to history or psychology, dandiacal or dramatic art, he is a salient, pathetic figure.

    The Works of Max Beerbohm

  • Yes! costume, dandiacal or not, is in the highest degree expressive, nor is there any type it may not express.

    The Works of Max Beerbohm

  • For in him the dandiacal temper had been absolute hitherto, quite untainted and unruffled.

    Zuleika Dobson, or, an Oxford love story

  • Not that Monsieur's analysis of the dandiacal mind is worthless by any means.

    The Works of Max Beerbohm

  • For in him the dandiacal temper had been absolute hitherto, quite untainted and unruffled.

    Zuleika Dobson

  • The rest of him by no means dandiacal, even the vanity of glasses long since abandoned.

    Love and Mr. Lewisham

  • Edwin nodded sympathetically, perceiving with satisfaction that beneath his Metropolitan mannerism, and his amusing pomposities, and his perfectly dandiacal clothes, Charlie still remained the Sunday, possibly more naive than ever.

    Clayhanger

  • A young and dandiacal fellow told, as a fact which he was ready to vouch for with a pistol, how Cora Pearl, the renowned English courtesan, had through her influence over a prefect of police succeeded in visiting a criminal alone in his cell during the night preceding his execution, and had only quitted him an hour before the final summons.

    The Old Wives' Tale

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  • sarcastic term for the English Dandy type

    from Carlyle's "Sartor Resartus"

    January 11, 2009