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Adjective, Noun


  •  Of or relating to Corinth.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Of or pertaining to the Corinthian order of architecture, invented by the Greeks, but more commonly used by the Romans.  [1913 Webster]
    "This is the lightest and most ornamental of the three orders used by the Greeks."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Debauched in character or practice; impure.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Of or pertaining to an amateur sailor or yachtsman; as, a corinthian race (one in which the contesting yachts must be manned by amateurs.)  [1913 Webster]
  •  A native or inhabitant of Corinth.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A gay, licentious person.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A man of fashion given to pleasuring or sport; a fashionable man about town; esp., a man of means who drives his own horse, sails his own yacht, or the like.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


corinthian, adj. & n.
1 of ancient Corinth in southern Greece.
2 Archit. of an order characterized by ornate decoration and flared capitals with rows of acanthus leaves, used esp. by the Romans.
3 archaic profligate.
--n. a native of Corinth.

L Corinthius f. Gk Korinthios + -AN




N taste, good taste, refined taste, cultivated taste, delicacy, refinement, fine feeling, gust, gusto, tact, finesse, nicety, to prepon, polish, elegance, grace, judgment, discernment, dilettantism, dilettanteism, virtu, fine art, culture, cultivation, aesthetics, man of taste, connoisseur, judge, critic, conoscente, virtuoso, amateur, dilettante, Aristarchus, Corinthian, arbiter elegantiarum, stagirite, euphemist, caviare to the general, in good taste, cute, tasteful, tasty, unaffected, pure, chaste, classical, attic, cultivated, refined, dainty, esthetic, aesthetic, artistic, elegant, euphemistic, to one's taste, to one's mind, after one's fancy, comme il faut, tire a quatre epingles, elegantly, nihil tetigit quod non ornavit, chacun a son gout, oculi pictura tenentur aures cantibus, taste, flavor, gust, gusto, savor, gout, relish, sapor, sapidity, twang, smack, smatch, aftertaste, tang, tasting, degustation, gustation, palate, tongue, tooth, stomach, sapid, saporific, gustable, gustatory, gustful, strong, gamy, palatable.

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