Definition of dandified in English:


Syllabification: dan·di·fied
Pronunciation: /ˈdandiˌfīd


  • 1(Of a man) showing excessive concern about his clothes or appearance.
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    • 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
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    • 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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