This is a bit of coxcombry which has no match in the simple, unaffected vanity of the Portuguese.
However, his coxcombry was a falling-off from early seriousness.
Pity that such talents should be coupled with such cowardice and coxcombry.
He is born in coxcombry, cradled in coxcombry, and educated in coxcombry.
It may be doubted whether there is any more astounding monument of coxcombry in literature.
A new book is the fair field for petulance and coxcombry to gather laurels in—the butt set up for roving opinion to aim at.
One very special piece of coxcombry consisted in his change of name.
In fact, it was a part of the gallant fellow's coxcombry (or nationality) to play the Englishman.
His vanity, coxcombry and folly, displeased the King, and alarmed the Queen.
The Major was “a dangerous man”; he betrayed no coxcombry to mar the effect of his warlike beauty and chivalrous bearing.