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dashing

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Pronunciation: /ˈdaʃɪŋ
 
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Definition of dashing in English:

adjective

1(Of a man) attractive, adventurous, and full of confidence: a dashing young pilot
More example sentences
  • Audiences were also charmed by the elegance of the performers, often young unmarried dashing men.
  • Are those historical romances in the Victorian / Regency age about dashing lords and young innocent debutants mere clones of each other?
  • A dashing gentleman approached the lovely, dark-haired young woman standing alone by a pillar.
Synonyms
debonair, jaunty, devil-may-care, breezy, raffish, sporty, stylish, dazzling, romantic, attractive, spirited, lively, buoyant, energetic, animated, exuberant, flamboyant, dynamic, gallant, bold, intrepid, daring, adventurous, venturesome, plucky, swashbuckling
informal peppy
1.1Stylish and fashionable: a dashing black fedora
More example sentences
  • I just have to keep reminding myself that anyone can wear a dashing black turban and eyepatch.
  • There is a rare Puss-in-Boots, white mohair with a dashing felt feather hat and ruff, black boots, yellow sash and steel sword.
  • But what Chinese red is perfect for is trim and accent, those dashing color swaths that bring a room back to life.
Synonyms
stylish, smart, elegant, chic, crisp, dapper, spruce, trim, debonair, well dressed, well groomed, well turned out, smartly dressed;
tasteful, understated, attractive, flattering, fancy;
fashionable, high-fashion, modish, voguish, in vogue, modern, up to date, up to the minute, ultra-modern, contemporary, designer;
Frenchà la mode, soigné
informal trendy, in, with it, bang up to date, now, hip, sharp, snappy, snazzy, classy, natty, nifty, dressy, swish
North American informal fly, spiffy, sassy, kicky, tony, stylin'
dated as if one had just stepped out of a bandbox
British informal , dated swagger
archaic trig

Derivatives

dashingly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Lance was dashingly dressed in a slimmin’ tuxedo and looked, dare I say it, rather handsome.
  • Alex's parents met when they were eighteen and twenty-three respectively, were engaged three months later, and had a dashingly handsome son by the end of their second year of marriage.
  • The couple gave their own twist to the bridal waltz, dashingly executing a tango.

Words that rhyme with dashing

flashing, lashing, thrashing

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