Definition of dégagé in English:


Syllabification: dé·ga·gé
Pronunciation: /ˌdāgäˈZHā


  • Unconcerned or unconstrained; relaxed.
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    • For fashion folk, there was added frisson in Finney's voluminous white shirt: the lustiness and dégagé elegance of its frills and pleats catching the eye.
    • His manners are graceful and winning in the extreme - quiet, affable and dignified, yet cordial and dégagés.
    • Jean affected a somewhat dégagé manner and a perceptible swagger.

noun (plural same)

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  • Pointing of the foot to an open position with an arched instep slightly off the floor.
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    • Battements dégagés strengthen the toes, develop the instep and improve the flexibility of the ankle joint.
    • She describes them as being similar to battements dégagés, but with the working foot striking the supporting leg at the ankle instead of closing into fifth position.


late 17th century: French, past participle of dégager 'set free'.

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