Definition of underdress in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ʌndəˈdrɛs/


[no object] (also be underdressed)
Dress too plainly or too informally: without a pinstripe you’d be underdressed
More example sentences
  • Plus, keep in mind that, as a general rule, you are always better off being slightly overdressed rather than underdressed, whatever the occasion.
  • I had never felt so dressed up and underdressed at the same time.
  • In the work environment, it's generally better to be slightly overdressed than underdressed.

Words that rhyme with underdress

acquiesce, address, assess, Bess, bless, bouillabaisse, caress, cess, chess, coalesce, compress, confess, convalesce, cress, deliquesce, digress, dress, duchesse, duress, effervesce, effloresce, evanesce, excess, express, fess, finesse, fluoresce, guess, Hesse, impress, incandesce, intumesce, jess, largesse, less, manageress, mess, ness, noblesse, obsess, oppress, outguess, phosphoresce, politesse, possess, press, priestess, princess, process, profess, progress, prophetess, regress, retrogress, stress, success, suppress, tendresse, top-dress, transgress, tress, tristesse, vicomtesse, yes

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: under|dress

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.