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stylish

[stahy-lish] /ˈstaɪ lɪʃ/
adjective
1.
characterized by or conforming to style or the fashionable standard; fashionably elegant; smart or chic:
She wore a very stylish gown to the inaugural ball.
Origin of stylish
1775-1785
1775-85; style + -ish1
Related forms
stylishly, adverb
stylishness, noun
quasi-stylish, adjective
quasi-stylishly, adverb
superstylish, adjective
superstylishly, adverb
superstylishness, noun
unstylish, adjective
unstylishly, adverb
unstylishness, noun
Can be confused
stylish, stylistic.
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  • He wore a diamond studibusAnd elegant cravattum, A maxima cum laude shirtAnd such a stylish hattum!

  • We are obliged to be,” with a slight shudder at the vulgarism, “stylish.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
  • She does all she can to present a stylish, straight-front appearance when she goes out, which isn't often.

    The Annals of Ann Kate Trimble Sharber
  • There was a stylish drinking-place, kept by a man named Guy, in Seventh Street.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • She had no marriageable children, and she was thinking what a killing bait Myrtle would be at one of her stylish parties.

    The Guardian Angel Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
British Dictionary definitions for stylish

stylish

/ˈstaɪlɪʃ/
adjective
1.
having style; smart; fashionable
Derived Forms
stylishly, adverb
stylishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for stylish

1797 ( in "Sense and Sensibility"), from style + -ish. The adjective good is understood. Related: Stylishly; stylishness.

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