dashing


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

dash·ing

 (dăsh′ĭng)
adj.
1. Audacious and gallant; spirited: a dashing young actor.
2. Marked by showy elegance; splendid: a dashing sports car.

dash′ing·ly adv.

dashing

(ˈdæʃɪŋ)
adj
1. spirited; lively: a dashing young man.
2. stylish; showy: a dashing hat.
ˈdashingly adv

dash•ing

(ˈdæʃ ɪŋ)

adj.
1. energetic and spirited.
2. elegant and gallant in appearance and manner.
[1800–05]
dash′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dashing - lively and spirited; "a dashing hero"
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
2.dashing - marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat"
fashionable, stylish - being or in accordance with current social fashions; "fashionable clothing"; "the fashionable side of town"; "a fashionable cafe"

dashing

adjective
1. (Old-fashioned) stylish, smart, elegant, dazzling, flamboyant, sporty, swish (informal, chiefly Brit.), urbane, jaunty, dapper, showy He looked very dashing in a designer jacket of soft black leather.
2. bold, spirited, daring, exuberant, gallant, plucky, swashbuckling, debonair the founding father of the dashing air squadron
bold boring, dull, dreary, lacklustre, uninteresting, stolid, unexciting

dashing

adjective
1. Very brisk, alert, and full of high spirits:
Informal: peppy.
Idioms: bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, full of life.
2. Being or in accordance with the current fashion:
Informal: classy, in, sharp, snappy, swish, tony, trendy.
Slang: with-it.
Translations
أنيق، حَسَنُ الهِنْدام
elegantníšvihácký
elegantflotsmart
glæsilegur; fullur af lífsòrótti

dashing

[ˈdæʃɪŋ] ADJ [man] → gallardo, apuesto

dashing

[ˈdæʃɪŋ] adj [person] → fringant(e)

dashing

(dated)
adj
(= showy, stylish) personschneidig, flott; moustache, clothesschneidig; to cut a dashing figureflott or schneidig aussehen
(= spirited) persontemperamentvoll; (= dynamic)dynamisch; actionunerschrocken; a dashing young officerein zackiger junger Offizier

dashing

[ˈdæʃɪŋ] adjbrillante, affascinante

dash

(dӕʃ) verb
1. to move with speed and violence. A man dashed into a shop.
2. to knock, throw etc violently, especially so as to break. He dashed the bottle to pieces against the wall.
3. to bring down suddenly and violently or to make very depressed. Our hopes were dashed.
noun
1. a sudden rush or movement. The child made a dash for the door.
2. a small amount of something, especially liquid. whisky with a dash of soda.
3. (in writing) a short line (–) to show a break in a sentence etc.
4. energy and enthusiasm. All his activities showed the same dash and spirit.
ˈdashing adjective
smart and lively. a dashing young man; She looks very dashing in her new clothes.
dash off
1. to write quickly. to dash off a letter.
2. to leave hastily. to dash off to the shops.
References in classic literature ?
A brilliant frigate captain, a man of sound judgment, of dashing bravery and of serene mind, scrupulously concerned for the welfare and honour of the navy, he missed a larger fame only by the chances of the service.
I had a very good mouth -- that is I could be guided by the slightest touch of the rein; and that is a great thing in London, among carriages, omnibuses, carts, vans, trucks, cabs, and great wagons creeping along at a walking pace; some going one way, some another, some going slowly, others wanting to pass them; omnibuses stopping short every few minutes to take up a passenger, obliging the horse that is coming behind to pull up too, or to pass, and get before them; perhaps you try to pass, but just then something else comes dashing in through the narrow opening, and you have to keep in behind the omnibus again; presently you think you see a chance, and manage to get to the front, going so near the wheels on each side that half an inch nearer and they would scrape.
The creature that had felled its companion was dashing madly in the direction of the hill upon which he was hidden, it dodged one of the workers that sought to seize it.