from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Conforming to the current style; stylish.
- adj. Associated with or frequented by persons of fashion.
- n. A stylish person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Characteristic of or influenced by a current popular trend or style.
- adj. Relating to fashion.
- n. A fashionable person; a fop
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Conforming to the fashion or established mode; according with the prevailing form or style.
- adj. Established or favored by custom or use; current; prevailing at a particular time.
- adj. Observant of the fashion or customary mode; dressing or behaving according to the prevailing fashion.
- adj. Genteel; well-bred.
- n. A person who conforms to the fashions; -- used chiefly in the plural.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being shaped or fashioned.
- Conforming to established fashion, custom, or prevailing practice: as, a fashionable dress or hat; fashionable opinions.
- Observant of the fashion or customary mode; dressing or behaving according to the prevailing fashion; genteel; polished: as, a fashionable man; fashionable society.
- Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of people of fashion: as, fashionable waste.
- Patronized, resorted to, or occupied by people of fashion: as, a fashionable tailor or hatter; a fashionable watering-place or neighborhood.
- n. A person of fashion: chiefly used in the plural: as, this establishment is patronized by the fashionables.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress
- adj. patronized by
- adj. being or in accordance with current social fashions
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I will say one thing farther-certainly more than three-fourths of the disorders in what we call fashionable life arise from the use of this very drug that we call alcohol.
They compared notes about appendicitis, which they called the fashionable complaint, and Mrs. Taylour suddenly exclaimed:
I quite forget, but some paper or other which is full of what they call fashionable intelligence.
Still less was she what we call fashionable, for the word was not known; nor was she a woman of society, for, as we have said, there was no society in a feudal castle.
As debate raged around the country about so called "mercy killings" Dr John Sentamu condemned what he described as fashionable opinion on the topic fuelled by celebrities and opinion polls.
In recent decades, the rich have used their winnings to bid up the prices of artwork and fancy cars, the tuition at prestigious private schools and universities, the services of celebrity hairdressers and interior decorators, and real estate in fashionable enclaves from Park City to Park Avenue.
That literary study would come to such an end was probably inevitable, since the primary imperative of academe -- to create "new" knowledge -- is finally inimical to something so difficult to dress up in fashionable critical clothes as serious works of fiction or poetry.
Or will it suddenly be once-again fashionable for the minority party to say the majority is not operating in good faith?
A misspelling of Chic, as in fashionable or stylish.
I am glad long tunics are again fashionable - it makes it possible to wear this style to my workplace.
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