Definition of modish in English:
Conforming to or following what is currently popular and fashionable: it seems sad that such a scholar should feel compelled to use this modish jargon
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- The resulting design was a restrained gown of creamy white silk tastefully ornamented with a soft crushed rose velvet; both women agreed that pure white, although currently quite modish, did not suit.
- ‘Arguably, the seventh most-renowned serious vocal ensemble in the world’, its five members turn up their snooty noses at anything remotely popular or modish.
- It is, she says, an admission of defeat, buying into the currently modish idea that men and women are fundamentally different and so can never live together in any kind of equality.
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- Emotionally, he keeps the film in the same modishly cool gear, mirroring the 19-year-old's detachment to the consequences of blindly following a wanted felon.
- When one arrives at the platform, attractive and modishly adorned stewardesses usher you to your berth.
- Even the most puritanical, old-style theorist, or the most modishly self-conscious, context-seeking musicologist will be hugely entertained, as well as enlightened, by this book.
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- Excessive deference to European modishness can be passed off as many things but not as US constitutional law.
- Symphony No 5 dates from 1923-4, is the most extended in its quintet of movements, and is a thoroughly convincing rejection of post-war modishness.
- In an outmoded attempt at modishness, the play moves backward in time, though moving forward it would have proved just as backward.
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