Complete Definition of "pygmalion"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/'pɪgm'eɪliÉn/

Noun
en-noun

  1. One who acts as the legendary Greek sculptor Pygmalion (who was granted the wish of having life given to a sculpture of his which he loved a great deal), as in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion in which he sometimes refers to his main character (Henry Higgins) as Pygmalion Higgins.

Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. Bloody (only in 'not pygmalion likely'), from the sensational, and then scandalous, line 'not bloody likely' in George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion.
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