Definition of dandified in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdandəˌfīd/


1(Of a man) showing excessive concern about his clothes or appearance.
Example sentences
  • To complete the dandified gentleman look: a camel suit, driving gloves and pony-skin loafers.
  • Brooks was clearly amused by her friend's dandified appearance, bone-thin in foppish drag, complete with masculine-cut jacket, high collar, monocle, bobbed hair and imperiously arched eyebrows.
  • Gangs of youths sauntered along, yelling randomly at other pedestrians and dressed in peculiarly dandified clothes contrasting with a partiality for working-man's boots.
1.1Self-consciously sophisticated or elaborate: he writes a dandified prose
More example sentences
  • One imagines Dumas's young men about town affecting the same dandified, Anglophile pose.
  • They regarded cigarettes as effete, dandified, even faintly foreign.
  • Whether performing on stage or off, Astaire, like Marshall / Monescu and other dandified leading men, created an aesthetic of performance and fastidious elegance.
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