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sartorial

[sahr-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /sɑrˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to tailors or their trade:
sartorial workmanship.
2.
of or pertaining to clothing or style or manner of dress:
sartorial splendor.
3.
Anatomy. pertaining to the sartorius.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < Late Latin sartor tailor + -ial
Related forms
sartorially, adverb
presartorial, adjective
unsartorial, adjective
unsartorially, adverb
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Examples for sartorial
  • They even share a sartorial tie: the devout in both faiths wear special undergarments.
  • But the sartorial façade of sophistication was a flimsy one.
  • We scavenged our search results for reports on the screenings, implications of sartorial missteps, and expressions of sisterhood.
  • Charlie's sartorial reputation may or may not have been deserved.
  • No sartorial art can make a pair of trousers beautiful.
  • But in smoking, as well as sartorial matters, the law is supreme which compels people to cut their coat according to their cloth.
  • The sartorial forecast this spring calls for ruffles with a chance of flowers and prints.
  • Trolling about the college campus, one always experiences that cringe-inducing moment when a sartorial sin is spotted.
British Dictionary definitions for sartorial

sartorial

/sɑːˈtɔːrɪəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a tailor or to tailoring
2.
(anatomy) of or relating to the sartorius
Derived Forms
sartorially, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin sartōrius from sartor
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Word Origin and History for sartorial
sartorial
"pertaining to a tailor," 1823, from Mod.L. sartorius, from L.L. sartor "tailor," lit. "patcher, mender," from L. sart-, pp. stem of sarcire "to patch, mend." Sartorius as the name of the long leg muscle is because it is used in crossing the legs to bring them into the position needed to sit like a tailor.
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