The Globetrotter’s Glossary: Word of the Day is Sylvanity


Sylvanity (N.)

Variables: Sylvain.

Roots: Sylvan & Vanity (Click on the links to find the meanings of the root words on Merriam-Webster Dictionary).

Definition: A kind of vanity that is due to one’s sylvan or idyllic environment.

Example: As soon as one enters the world of Walworth, in Great Expectations, one sees a whole new character in Wemmick, which is partly due to his having come far from the Newgate prison, and partly his sylvanity that emerges from the utopia he has constructed around his castle.


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Coldnoon (International Journal of Travel Writing & Travelling Cultures) is a refereed, international and interdisciplinary online and print journal that publishes poetry, research papers and nonfiction on the subjects of travel, literary and human geography, psychogeography, and new perspectives on spatiality and travel.