Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • noun The state or quality of being stylish.

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  • noun elegance by virtue of being fashionable

Etymologies

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From stylish +‎ -ness

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.

    Dorothy's Travels

  • 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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  • Bill handled the debate with his customary forensic stylishness.

    Daredevil

  • 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.

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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