Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being modish; stylishness; fashionableness.

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  • noun The property of being modish.

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  • noun elegance by virtue of being fashionable

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Examples

  • Sagging baggies, tattoos, false nails and hair, piercings, what are we of a certain age and with squeamish sensibilities, to make of such modishness?

    Crack Attack!

  • Sagging baggies, tattoos, false nails and hair, piercings, what are we of a certain age and with squeamish sensibilities, to make of such modishness?

    Michael Henry Adams: Crack Attack!

  • Yet my experiences in the salons and at the stand-up recitals of the new literary scene suggest that, despite the occasional piece of irritating modishness, the hyperbole with which some events are trumpeted and the odd ropy performance, there is an energy and invention on offer that the established scene and its practitioners might do well to allow to rub off on them.

    The new wave of literary events

  • Banville is having his sly way with all the modishness so freely available in the intellectual and the not-so-intellectual culture, in the cults of secrecy and scandal that are so unrevealing.

    FRIDAY GRAB BAG

  • The main avenue made sense to him only as fragments of a discordant puzzle: mirrored glass and throbbing loudspeakers, a modishness that seemed pirated, misplaced; here, a flashy music store; there, the facade of a hamburger shop litigiously similar to an American franchise.

    Heaven Lake

  • The main avenue made sense to him only as fragments of a discordant puzzle: mirrored glass and throbbing loudspeakers, a modishness that seemed pirated, misplaced; here, a flashy music store; there, the facade of a hamburger shop litigiously similar to an American franchise.

    Heaven Lake

  • The main avenue made sense to him only as fragments of a discordant puzzle: mirrored glass and throbbing loudspeakers, a modishness that seemed pirated, misplaced; here, a flashy music store; there, the facade of a hamburger shop litigiously similar to an American franchise.

    Heaven Lake

  • The main avenue made sense to him only as fragments of a discordant puzzle: mirrored glass and throbbing loudspeakers, a modishness that seemed pirated, misplaced; here, a flashy music store; there, the facade of a hamburger shop litigiously similar to an American franchise.

    Heaven Lake

  • The main avenue made sense to him only as fragments of a discordant puzzle: mirrored glass and throbbing loudspeakers, a modishness that seemed pirated, misplaced; here, a flashy music store; there, the facade of a hamburger shop litigiously similar to an American franchise.

    Heaven Lake

  • The main avenue made sense to him only as fragments of a discordant puzzle: mirrored glass and throbbing loudspeakers, a modishness that seemed pirated, misplaced; here, a flashy music store; there, the facade of a hamburger shop litigiously similar to an American franchise.

    Heaven Lake

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