Definition of Montaignesque in US English:

Montaignesque

adjective

  • Of or relating to Montaigne; having the characteristics of Montaigne's writings, especially in being sceptical or questioning in tone and essayistic in style.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Quarterly Review. From the name of Michel de Montaigne, French philosopher and essayist + -esque. Compare French montaignesque.

Pronunciation

Montaignesque

/ˌmɒnteɪˈnɛsk/