Philosophaster vs Poetaster - What's the difference?

philosophaster | poetaster |

Poetaster is a see also of philosophaster.

Philosophaster is a related term of poetaster.


As nouns the difference between philosophaster and poetaster

is that philosophaster is a pretender to philosophy; a petty or charlatan philosopher while poetaster is an unskilled poet.

philosophaster

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • a pretender to philosophy; a petty or charlatan philosopher.
  • Synonyms

    * philosophe

    See also

    * criticaster * medicaster * poetaster * theologaster ----

    poetaster

    English

    Noun

    (poetasters)
  • An unskilled poet.
  • * 1853 , , Mental Portraits; Or, Studies of Character''], ''The Reviewer: [[w:Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey] , page 219:
  • Where the personal feelings were not engaged, it was also an agreeable pastime to follow his destructive feats; see him annihilate a poetaster , or insinuate away the pretensions of a book-wright.

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