Definition of Soi-disant

1. Adjective. As claimed by and for yourself often without justification. "The self-styled `doctor' has no degree of any kind"

Exact synonyms: Self-styled
Similar to: Questionable



Definition of Soi-disant

1. Adjective. Self-styled; self-proclaiming; self-proclaimed. ¹

2. Adverb. supposedly ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soi-disant

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sogers
sogged
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soggiest
soggily
sogginess
sogginesses
sogging
soggings
soggy
sogs
soh
sohcahtoa
sohs
soi-disant (current term)
soigne
soignee
soigneur
soigneurs
soil
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soil biochemistry
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Literary usage of Soi-disant

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1. The Literary World by Samuel R. Crocker, Edward Abbott, Nicholas Paine Gilman, Madeline Vaughan Abbott Bushnell, Bliss Carman, Herbert Copeland (1886)
"FOR a soi-disant Buddhist and a life-long professional adorer of India, Mr. Ar. nold shows unexpected but welcome self- restraint in these amiable ..."

2. Cawnpore by George Otto Trevelyan (1866)
"... the aspect of help, nor the renewal of confidence, nor the welcome sight of light faces, nor the welcome sound of approaching artillery. The soi-disant ..."

3. The Making of Humanity by Robert Briffault (1919)
"CHAPTER VII THE soi-disant RENAISSANCE IT is in the first three centuries of the? present millennium that the rebirth of Europe took place. ..."

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