t k

Senior Member
Korean - Korea
One shouldn't talk when one is tired and wretched. One Hamletises, and it seems a lie. Only believe me when I show you a bit of healthy pride and insouciance. (From Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence. A larger context is here. Use ctrl-f to locate the excerpt.)

Please explain "Hamletises". Thanks. --- tk
  • Glenfarclas

    Senior Member
    English (American)
    It is an invented verb meaning "to act like Hamlet," who was famously moody and indecisive. The OED lists it as "Hamletize v. rare, to soliloquize or meditate after the manner of Hamlet."