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[wel-groomd, -groo md] /ˈwɛlˈgrumd, -ˈgrʊmd/
having the hair, skin, etc., well cared for; well-dressed, clean, and neat:
a well-groomed young man.
(of an animal) tended, cleaned, combed, etc., with great care.
carefully cared for; neat; tidy:
a well-groomed lawn.
Origin of well-groomed
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Hair shall be neat, clean and well-groomed at all times while on duty.
  • To choose servants who are naturally well-groomed is more important than putting them in smart liveries.
  • Keep in shape, eat right, be well-dressed and well-groomed.
  • She is well-groomed, and plain-spoken, filmed against the backdrop of a cozily domestic living room.
  • The hotel sits adjacent to the beach on a well-groomed and landscaped property.
  • Everyone at the park is well-groomed, energetic and devoted to giving visitors a good experience.
  • Also abundant were well-groomed, purebred canines strolling with their owners, who were talking on cellphones.
  • But even in some well-groomed living rooms, they are being upstaged by something new: the calculatingly mismatched sofa.
  • The patio, well-groomed lawn and garden backdrop offer the perfect venue for more casual company events.
  • Stroll through well-groomed orchards and enjoy some of the finest apples in the world.
British Dictionary definitions for well-groomed


adjective (well groomed when postpositive)
(of a person) having a tidy pleasing appearance
kept tidy and neat: a well-groomed garden
(of an animal) well turned out and tended: a well-groomed horse
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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