Sunday, 10 June 2012

Entry: frisson (n.)

In context: "It's elegant complexity, combined with a dismissive-reenactment frisson and a complete disassociation from the realities of the present, composes most of its puerile appeal."

Definition:   An emotional thrill.

Other: If you weren't sure, puerile (adj.):  Of, relating to, characteristic of, or suitable for a boy or child; (hence) youthful, innocent; elementary. Now rare exc. as in sense A. 2.

SNOOT score: 2
 
Page: 322

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   


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