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There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.
Nicolas Chamfort

Meaning of "well-dressed" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WELL-DRESSED

well-dressed play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WELL-DRESSED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Well-Dressed is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES WELL-DRESSED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of well-dressed in the English dictionary

The definition of well-dressed in the dictionary is neatly, expensively, or fashionably attired.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WELL-DRESSED

well-defended
well-defined
well-demonstrated
well-described
well-deserved
well-designed
well-developed
well-digger
well-disciplined
well-disposed
well-documented
well-done
well-earned
well-educated
well-endowed
well-equipped
well-established
well-favoured
well-fed
well-financed

WORDS THAT END LIKE WELL-DRESSED

all-dressed
blessed
compressed
depressed
distressed
dressed
hard-pressed
impressed
obsessed
oppressed
possessed
pressed
processed
recessed
repressed
stressed
the blessed
to be sadly missed
undressed
unprocessed
unstressed

Synonyms and antonyms of well-dressed in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WELL-DRESSED»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «well-dressed» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of well-dressed

Translation of «well-dressed» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WELL-DRESSED

Find out the translation of well-dressed to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of well-dressed from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «well-dressed» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

衣着入时的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bien vestido
570 millions of speakers

English

well-dressed
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अच्छी तरह से तैयार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حسن هندامه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хорошо одетый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bem vestido
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সুসংস্কৃত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bien habillé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

berpakaian kemas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gut gekleidet
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

身なりのよい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

잘 차려 입은
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Apik banget
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ăn mặc bảnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உடை அணிந்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चांगले कपडे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

iyi giyimli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ben vestito
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dobrze ubrany
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

добре одягнений
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bine îmbrăcat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καλοντυμένος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

goed-geklede
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

välklädd
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

velkledd
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of well-dressed

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WELL-DRESSED»

The term «well-dressed» is quite widely used and occupies the 44.765 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WELL-DRESSED» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about well-dressed

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8 QUOTES WITH «WELL-DRESSED»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word well-dressed.
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Joseph Altuzarra
One of my biggest pet peeves is well-dressed designers. If you spend that much time thinking about your own clothes, you're not spending enough time thinking about what you're designing.
2
Nicolas Chamfort
There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.
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Nicholas Haslam
I go to Topman at lunchtime and stare at these beautiful, beautiful people who work there and who are so well-dressed. And I think: 'Oh! I want to look like that! They're amazing, how well-dressed they are!'
4
Al Madrigal
I was well-dressed and good at firing people because I really did care. I cared about giving them the opportunity to talk through the situation and was always sincere. I would explain that 'This was a bad match,' and they were probably meant to do other things if they weren't giving their all to this, which paid $10 a hour.
5
Stephen Merchant
Generally, I'm terrified of shopping. I like the idea of being well-dressed, but I've always struggled to get anything that fits. I envy those that go into old vintage shops.
6
Francois Pinault
The Italians live well. They have problems, like all countries, but they are well-dressed, the women are pretty.
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Stefan Sagmeister
If you want to communicate something, you'd better make sure that your design piece is well-dressed and that its teeth are fixed. At the same time, I still believe that if it is only stylistically great and it has nothing to say, it still is not going to make a lasting impression on anybody.
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Cy Twombly
Once I said to my mother: 'You would be happy if I just kept well-dressed and had good manners,' and she said: 'What else is there?'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WELL-DRESSED»

Discover the use of well-dressed in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to well-dressed and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Suri's Burn Book: Well-Dressed Commentary from Hollywood's ...
Based on the popular blog of the same name, Suri’s Burn Book is told from the harsh yet clever perspective of “Suri Cruise,” Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ five-year-old daughter—and one of the youngest fashionistas in America today ...
Allie Hagan, 2012
2
Well Dressed: Salad Dressings
Well Dressed includes 75 recipes for sweet vinaigretes, tangy creamy dressings, and rich warm dressings that dress up a green salad, pasta salad, and vegetables, or even marinate meat.
Jeff Keys, 2011
3
The Well-Dressed Ape: A Natural History of Myself
DID YOU KNOW THAT • we have more hair follicles than a chimpanzee • a male boxer in top condition can punch with the force of a thirteen-pound mallet swung at twenty miles an hour • the best human endurance runners can outlast a horse ...
Hannah Holmes, 2009
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The Well-Dressed Home: Fashionable Design Inspired by Your ...
Henry is generally well-behaved, but he is occasionally arrogant and vain. Henry is at heart a hard worker, but his frequent bouts of illness hinder his work.
Annette Tatum, 2009
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The Well-Dressed Window: Measure, Sew, Hang
Whether it's a quick weekend room makeover or a more elaborate effort, this book supplies sewers with exciting easy-to-follow and money-saving decorating solutions.
Carol Zentgraf, 2005
6
Well-Dressed Role Models: The Portrayal of Women in ...
An exploration of juvenile biographies of women looks at the content and rhetoric of thirty-four books--juvenile biographies, histories, and collective biographies-and concludes that many women would never have become famous by following ...
Gale Eaton, 2006
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The Well-Dressed Woman's Do's and Dont's
Invaluable reading, after completing The Well-Dressed Woman's Do's and Dont's, you too will be able to say 'I have arrived, as near as it is possible, to Perfection of Appearance'.
Elise Vallee, 2010
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A Well-Dressed Gentleman's Pocket Guide
While fashion is subject to seasonal change, the wardrobe of the man who dresses in classic style is marked by a distinctive continuity.
Oscar Lenius, 2006
9
A Well-Dressed Lady's Pocket Guide
An exhaustive yet compact bible to dressing well for all occasions. Whether one is faced with a black-tie dress code or concerned about what underwear to buy, this book will emphatically answer all sartorial questions.
Karen Homer, 2013
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The Art of Being a Well-Dressed Wife
In this style guide from the 1950s, American fashion designer Anne Fogarty reveals the secrets of 'wife-dressing' - the art of looking chic on all occasions, be it at a cocktail party, on the tennis pitch or in the boudoir.
Anne Fogarty, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WELL-DRESSED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term well-dressed is used in the context of the following news items.
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Video Captures Well-Dressed Pickpocket in Action at Penn Station
A pickpocket was captured on security camera stealing a wallet from a woman as he walked behind her out of the subway at Penn Station, police said. «NBC New York, Jul 15»
2
'Well-dressed bandit' arrested in Nova Scotia
From October 2014 to November 2014, police say a well-dressed man carrying a tan-coloured carrying case approached a teller and demanded money at four ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
3
'Well-dressed bandit' investigation leads to arrest
Police said the nickname "well-dressed bandit" was inspired by the first robbery, in which a man showed up dressed in a suit and tie, as though he was attending ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
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Police hunting 'well dressed' crook and gang who burgled …
Police are hunting a 'well-dressed' crook and his gang who fleeced an elderly couple in their own home. The man posed as a 'roofer' and offered to carry out ... «Manchester Evening News, Jun 15»
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Well-dressed goat goes for a ride on Melbourne train
This well-dressed goat rugged up for winter with a hat and a scarf for a quick ride through the suburbs of Melbourne. In the photo doing the rounds on image ... «Herald Sun, Jun 15»
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EXCLUSIVE: Accused 'well-dressed thief' speaks to WTHR
Eyewitness News asked Baker what he thinks about the title: "Well-Dressed Thief." "It's terrible. It's terrible. I don't care what anybody else says. That's a label I ... «WTHR, Jun 15»
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Mug shot released of 'well-dressed thief' arrested after string of …
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (May 19, 2015)– Police arrested a burglary suspect Tuesday who has been called the “well-dressed thief.” Shane Baker. Shane Baker, 26 ... «Fox 59, May 15»
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Well-Dressed Women Brawl In Theater Over Noise Level
You're sat in a theater trying to enjoy the movie that you've paid your hard-earned cash to see, but two individuals behind you just won't stop jabbering on. «Cinema Blend, May 15»
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What well-dressed riffraff are wearing this season
Offered in a range of colors more flattering than McKnight's words, the all-cotton unisex version is appropriate for wear under one's fire-retardant lab coat. «ScienceCareers.org, May 15»
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Caught on camera: “Well-dressed” man accused of panhandling …
SHOREWOOD (WITI) — He's accused of panhandling in and around Milwaukee — and police say he's taken multiple victims. One man who nearly fell victim ... «fox6now.com, May 15»

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