Pleasureful to Pleomorphism
(Pleas"ure*ful) a. Affording pleasure. [R.]
(Pleas"ure*less), a. Devoid of pleasure. G. Eliot.
(Pleas"ur*er) n. A pleasure seeker. Dickens.
(Pleas"ur*ist), n. A person devoted to worldly pleasure. [R.] Sir T. Browne.
(Pleat) n. & v. t. See Plait.
(Plebe) n. [F. plèbe, fr. L. plebs.]
1. The common people; the mob. [Obs.]
The plebe with thirst and fury prest.Sylvester.
2. [Cf. Plebeian.] A member of the lowest class in the military academy at West Point. [Cant, U.S.]
(Ple*be"ian) a. [L. plebeius, from plebs, plebis, the common people: cf. F. plébéien.]
1. Of or pertaining to the Roman plebs, or common people.
2. Of or pertaining to the common people; vulgar; common; as, plebeian sports; a plebeian throng.
1. One of the plebs, or common people of ancient Rome, in distinction from patrician.
2. One of the common people, or lower rank of men.
1. Plebeianism. [Obs.]
2. Plebeians, collectively. [Obs.]
(Ple*be"ian*ism) n. [Cf. F. plébéianisme.]
1. The quality or state of being plebeian.
2. The conduct or manners of plebeians; vulgarity.
(Ple*be"ian*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plebeianized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Plebeianizing.] To
render plebeian, common, or vulgar.
(Ple*bic"o*list) n. [L. plebs the common people + colere to cultivate.] One who flatters, or
courts the favor of, the common people; a demagogue. [R.]
(Pleb`i*fi*ca"tion) n. [L. plebs the common people + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See -fy.]
A rendering plebeian; the act of vulgarizing. [R.]
You begin with the attempt to popularize learning . . . but you will end in the plebification of knowledge.Coleridge.
(Ple*bis"ci*ta*ry) a. Of or pertaining to plebiscite. The Century.