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Word definition by movie character.
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Word definition by movie character.
Some movie characters are the very picture of a certain word. Here's one of my mine.

Urbanity: Charon, the concierge from the New York Continental Hotel.
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Word definition by movie character.
This is a difficult game.  I can't think of a movie character that fits their word.  I'll think about this for a while and get back to you.    Thumbs Up
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#3

Word definition by movie character.
Urbane: Winston, manager of the Continental.
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#4

Word definition by movie character.
Perseverant: John Wick.
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#5

Word definition by movie character.
Terminator.

(not sure I'm playing correctly)
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Word definition by movie character.
(06-28-2020, 02:54 PM)brewerb Wrote: Terminator.

(not sure I'm playing correctly)
Tricky, yes. But I'd play that one as

Terminator: T-100 in the Terminator movies.
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Word definition by movie character.
Perennial: Godzilla.
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#8

Word definition by movie character.
Cadaverous Bernie Lomax
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#9

Word definition by movie character.
This could be fun with real personalities:

Newt GINGRICH - if gingrich were a word that meant what it connotes.

Dick Armey - OK, that's a phrase.

There are many others I can't recall but whose names caused speculation that some sardonic god was playing jokes, almost always names that evoked evil, mischief, criminality.

Jeff FLAKE - with respect to his resistance to Trump only AFTER ceding his political career.

I'd get into Google on this but then I'd be doing nothing else for the next 88 hours or so  Tongue
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#10

Word definition by movie character.
So, what we're talking about here, is movie aptronyms, right? Like Thomas Crapper or William Wordsworth, or Usain Bolt, but in fillums, as some would say?

Can I nominate myself for a real-life inaptronym, seeing as my name means Faith?
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Word definition by movie character.
No, we're talking about characters that are almost pure examples of the word. Charon, from the John Wick movies, is utterly urbane, he would give rooms to a horde of Mongol warriors without batting an eye.
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Word definition by movie character.
(06-28-2020, 08:30 PM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: No, we're talking about characters that are almost pure examples of the word.

How is that *not* an aptronym though - "'Aptronym's the word for a name that coincidentally (self-fulfillingly? aptly, anyway) describes its bearer's hobby, profession, or temperament.'"
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Word definition by movie character.
(06-28-2020, 09:09 PM)Vera Wrote:
(06-28-2020, 08:30 PM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: No, we're talking about characters that are almost pure examples of the word.

How is that *not* an aptronym though - "'Aptronym's the word for a name that coincidentally (self-fulfillingly? aptly, anyway) describes its bearer's hobby, profession, or temperament.'"
The name is only coincidentally the term. For example, "tenacity" could also be "John Wick" while "idol-worship" would be "Zero's" embodiment.
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Word definition by movie character.
(06-28-2020, 09:20 PM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: The name is only coincidentally the term. For example, "tenacity" could also be "John Wick" while "idol-worship" would be "Zero's" embodiment.

OK, you lost me completely (and the examples are not helping as none of those names mean anything to me hobo ), should it be on purpose or coincidentally? And when it comes to fictional characters, is it ever coincidental?
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Word definition by movie character.
Short answer: aptronym doesn't apply.
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Word definition by movie character.
I'm really stuck.  I thought James Bond characters would be defined by their names.  I thought Goldfinger had a real goldfinger but I was wrong and I don't watch superhero movies which probably have a few self descriptive names so I got nothin.  Dunno
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Word definition by movie character.
(06-28-2020, 11:05 PM)Dancefortwo Wrote: I'm really stuck.  I thought James Bond characters would be defined by their names.  I thought Goldfinger had a real goldfinger but I was wrong and I don't watch superhero movies which probably have a few self descriptive names so I got nothin.  Dunno

Don't have to be superheros.

Gunslinger: Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday.
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#18

Word definition by movie character.
Clint: Hard-nosed.

Okay, it's two hyphenated words. Sue me.
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Word definition by movie character.
(06-28-2020, 11:54 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: Clint: Hard-nosed.

Okay, it's two hyphenated words. Sue me.

Don't you mean pink nosed.

Oh Clint? Sorry carry on.
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Word definition by movie character.
Syndrome, from The Incredibles. A character with the meglomaniac, vengence syndrome....  which, incidently, is very, very similar to a real life person in the news a lot these days. It's probably not what you're looking for but that's all I got.   Tongue  



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#21

Word definition by movie character.
"cool"... Lucas Jackson.
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Word definition by movie character.
(06-29-2020, 01:01 AM)Inkubus Wrote:
(06-28-2020, 11:54 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: Clint: Hard-nosed.

Okay, it's two hyphenated words. Sue me.

Don't you mean pink nosed.

Oh Clint? Sorry carry on.


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Word definition by movie character.
Obsessive
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Word definition by movie character.
Snarky: Deadpool.
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Word definition by movie character.
Upright: Captain America.
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