Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being stylish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or property of being stylish, fashionable, or showy; showiness: as, stylishness of dress or of an equipage.

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

  • n. elegance by virtue of being fashionable

Etymologies

From stylish +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Nobody is blind to the cheesy make-up, occasionally awkward acting, or often heavy-handed "stylishness" of these films.

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  • Indeed, he felt that this very "stylishness" might be a clue to the right person; since denizens of that locality, girls or women, are not apt to have that characteristic about them.

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  • While "stylishness" certainly wasn't the overriding factor in my choice of a utilitarian SteamVac (especially a steeply discounted one), my "used" unit generally is outwardly indistinguishable from the still "new" (model F5915-900) display specimen at my local Wal-Mart.

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  • Kate Betts' recent book on the strong style of Michelle Obama Everyday Icon points out that Americans are deeply suspicious of style and stylishness.

    S.X. Rosenstock: Sade at Honda Center: Style as Enlightenment

  • Maybe it has something to do with our stylishness, wit and beauty.

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  • You don't have to look all the way back to a tuxedo-clad Cary Grant circa 1938 to lament the demise of movie stylishness.

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  • It is what appears to be her deliberate attempt to not look good at all -- in many religious circles, in many different religions, stylishness in a woman is associated with looseness.

    Shirin Sadeghi: Women and Style in Iran

  • Bill handled the debate with his customary forensic stylishness.

    Daredevil

  • Andre Zucca/BHVP/Roger-Viollet/The Image Works A certain stylishness was maintained in the Luxembourg Gardens even as the Germans stripped away France's food and resources.

    Caroline Moorehead

  • This scintillating collection of 50 profiles by Kenneth Tynan, greatest critic of his 1950s and 1960s generation, includes such starry surnames as Gielgud (whose stylishness "joins hands across generations"), Coward (whose fastidiousness made him "a first-rate male impersonator"), Welles ("at once as abnormal and as natural as Niagara Falls"), Brecht, Dietrich, Garbo, Stoppard and Olivier.

    John Heilpern

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