Definitions

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  • n. The characteristic of being dressy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being dressy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Fondness for dress or fashionable dress; modishness; stylishness.

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Examples

  • Despite her efforts at "dressiness" she was in her best hour homely and nearly shapeless.

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  • Graduation ceremonies are mostly outside and the ranges of "dressiness" vary.

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  • You can then dial down the dressiness or style it up for summer.

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  • But give the boring ones with just a simple leather band across the facing (called "penny loafers" because of a fad in the U.S. in the 50s, where hip young 'uns would insert a penny into a slit in the band) a miss and instead opt for slim ones with a leather or metal ornament that adds some character and dressiness.

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  • These small details offer a dressiness that balances the casual look of jeans, Mr. Valvo says.

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  • How To Look Good Naked was actually pretty good and uplifting in many ways, apart from the rampant commercialism and dressiness of the whole thing.

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  • They disapproved of dressiness; but there were many who achieved a striking picturesqueness in their clothes ...

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  • Pants or shorts (depending on climate and dressiness).

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  • If you're confused about how to dress for an Event, a few guidelines: 1. Men and male-identified: nice pants of whatever level dressiness you like and a sports coat.

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  • On the other hand, it was a familiar thing to Mrs. Vance, who not only knew of it as an entity, but had often been in it, going purposely to see and be seen, to create a stir with her beauty and dispel any tendency to fall short in dressiness by contrasting herself with the beauty and fashion of the town.

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