Tartuffe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Tartuffe a hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tartuffe A hypocritical devotee. See the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Tartuffe A hypocritical pretender to devotion; a hypocrite.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tartuffe tär-tōōf′ a hypocritical pretender to religion, from the chief character in Molière's most celebrated comedy (1669)
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. tartufe,

Usage

In literature:

Your mask has fallen off, dear Tartuffe with the fine feelings.
"The Cross of Berny" by Emile de Girardin
Or, perhaps, Tartuffe is too lively a prototype for the curates of poetry who swarm in the world's capitals at the present hour.
"The Art of Letters" by Robert Lynd
M. Bressant was the Tartuffe, and Madeleine Brohan was to personate Elmire.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVII. No. 101. May, 1876." by Various
It is a theatrical farce, in which the five powers are the actors, England the Tartuffe, and her people the dupes.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Tartuffe; Les Precieuses Ridicules; George Dandin.
"The Nabob, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Alphonse Daudet
She is the female Tartuffe of seduction, the Precieuse Ridicule of passion, the parody of Love, the standing gibe of Womanhood.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
Moliere drew Tartuffe from real life.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
The story of "Tartuffe" is briefly this: Tartuffe, the hero, is a pure villain.
"Classic French Course in English" by William Cleaver Wilkinson
Now what do you think of our guest, Tartuffe?
"Tartuffe" by Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere
All I wish is, that those who borrowed it from Tartuffe would not give it to us, without its fair portion of wit and humour.
"Priests, Women, and Families" by J. Michelet
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In news:

Moliere 's most famous play, Tartuffe, created a big stir when it appeared in 1664—so much so, that King Louis the 14th banned performances of it.
The role was that of another schemer : Tartuffe.
Prospect Theater's ' Tartuffe ' relevant and funny.
" Tartuffe " At Westport Playhouse To Get Additional Performance.
" Tartuffe " at Westport Playhouse: The Holy Man's A Hunk.
' Tartuffe ' at Butler U.
The 17th-century comedy Tartuffe —probably the best-known of Molière's plays—was a controversial sensation in its day, and it retains much of its power to mock both the amorally pious and those who fall for them.
Mixed results at 'Three Tall Women' and ' Tartuffe '.
LAKE GEORGE'S ' TARTUFFE '.
Considering "Tartuffe," which opens Tuesday at Minot State University's Aleshire Theater, is about 350 years old and not Shakespeare, one wonders how Moliere's comic masterpiece has such staying power.
Prospect Theater's 'Tartuffe' relevant and funny.
Marc Kudisch, Mark Nelson To Star In "Tartuffe" at Westport Playhouse.
Tartuffe at Westport Country Playhouse.
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