Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not dressed well or elaborately enough, as for a state occasion or an entertainment.
- adj. Insufficiently dressed, as for cold weather.
- adj. Insufficiently well-dressed, as for a formal event.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of underdress.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not dresses enough.
- adj. inadequately or too informally clothed
“For some of their fresh-faced interns, however, skimpy tank tops, jeans, short skirts and flip-flops are the "underdressed" norm.”
“And the announcement was out that Robert Heinlein wanted SFWA members to really dress for the awards, I saw people in tuxes, and I knew for one event I must surely be underdressed.”
“Would have paired very nicely with the underdressed Shae.”
“Or maybe those women were riduculously underdressed?”
“But the beaches and impoverished beach shantytowns from about Progreso and Dzilam de Bravo in the northern Yucatan Gulf Coast are the best beach places in Mexico if one has matured beyond the need for underdressed fat American girls from Corpus Christie and cheeseburger sliders accompanied by cold beer and pork rinds.”
“We must need some HOT underdressed men in the next SHOT show to help us decide if our BUTTS REALLY LOOK BIG IN THOSE WADERS?”
“Probably it's funny how she's so underdressed for the wedding.”
“The Golden Rule is that it's better to be overdressed than underdressed.”
“So might the never knowingly underdressed extravaganza go year-round in future?”
“Feeling underdressed and a little self-conscious, I shoot up to the 50th floor in one of a maze of elevators.”
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