Definition of modish in English:


Line breaks: mod¦ish
Pronunciation: /ˈməʊdɪʃ


often • derogatory



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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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