Definitions

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  • adj. Showing elegance and sophistication.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. polished and well-groomed; showing sophisticated elegance

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Examples

  • "Byzantinely beautiful, independent in taste, she has a real sixth sense for clothes," Vogue purred over her in the January issue of 1939, adding in the same issue that she was "as soignee on skis as she is in her town clothes."

    Cherie Burns: What Makes a Fashion Icon?

  • She seems like a person who keeps trying to occupy a soignee position in the world and failing abysmally.

    Next time, Naomi, settle for oven gloves

  • Slow shopping in Italy, France & Spain: investigating soignee, la bella figura and seny i rauxa

    Kirsten Dirksen: The Burden of Stuff: Why Less Could Make You Happier (VIDEO)

  • Yes, soignee is something I am going to aspire to.

    In Praise of the Grown-Up Dress - A Dress A Day

  • Are the bars full of women in Dior haute couture muttering "I've got more in the car, you know.." to equally soignee customers?

    I Didn't Make it Up

  • I love you, JLW - but I still think 'films' is more soignee, n'est ce pas?

    Love Affairs

  • Pour les nouveaux venu et pour les amnesiques je n'ai plus qu'un poumon suite a une pneumonie il y a deux an qui a mis un an a etre soignee a peu pres et il m'en reste encore des sequelles ...

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Or Janet Peters, a soignee Broadway playwright who's secretly addicted to dumb practical jokes -- such as tacking up a picture of her son on the post-office wall ( "I just wanted you to be wanted," she apologetically informs him).

    A Comedy Comeback

  • Went to Harley Street on Saturday, only to be told by the very soignee and line-free female doctor that I actually didn't have any lines worthy of the name except for when I smiled.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • What intrigues us are the fraught social dynamics, the class tensions between servants and masters, the subtle, nasty games of one-upmanship played by the guests of the powerful Sir William McCordle (Michael Gambon) and his icily soignee wife, Lady Sylvia (Kristin Scott Thomas).

    Posh Spice, Naughty Spice

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