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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Definitions for soigné

  1. carefully or elegantly done, operated, or designed.
  2. well-groomed.

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Citations for soigné
I saw...books being borrowed from the library by gentlemen of soigné appearance. W.G. Sebald, Austerlitz, 2001
A moment later the lights dimmed, the orchestra struck up the prelude and the curtain slid smoothly up. Later, during the intermission, Hearn took a cup of hot chocolate and mingled with the soigné crowd. Eric Van Lustbader, The Bourne Legacy, 2010
Origin of soigné
Soigné came to English in the 1800s from the French word soigner meaning "take care of."