modishness


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mod·ish

 (mō′dĭsh)
adj.
Being in or conforming to the prevailing or current fashion; stylish: "With his longish wavy hair and his modish suits, he appears entirely at home on Rodeo Drive" (John Nathan).

mod′ish·ly adv.
mod′ish·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.modishness - elegance by virtue of being fashionablemodishness - elegance by virtue of being fashionable
elegance - a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste; "she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"
dapperness, jauntiness, nattiness, rakishness - stylishness as evidenced by a smart appearance
References in classic literature ?
Their position was perhaps the happiest of all positions in the social scale, being above the line at which neediness ends, and below the line at which the CONVENANCES begin to cramp natural feelings, and the stress of threadbare modishness makes too little of enough.
His name was often mentioned in English novels, the authors of which exploited the modishness of physiognomy.
The lifestyle aboard ships of a recherche clutch of cruise lines offers a fusion of captivating decadence and artistic modishness.
According to Paul W Thayer from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, despite the wealth of practical and scientific research in this field "there is still a tendency in business, government, and academia to adopt programs based on little more than attractiveness, modishness, or a desire to keep up with others in the field.
Rounded pads of blue-green polyester covered the figure's eyes like the lenses of oversize sunglasses, conveying hippie-era modishness but also evoking blindness, a state of perceptual impairment that is the opposite of the awareness connoted by hip.
Tomson, (8) in an 1891 "Spring Wear" piece in the Scots Observer, advises readers to be the authors of their own fashions, "but so gracefully and unpretentiously as to achieve that Golden Mean between modishness and originality wherein abides the secret of successful choices" (1891, 429).
Just thought I'd mention it for the elucidation of anyone suffering from an attack of modishness who is tempted to muck about with the race.
The cabin shows an equal preference for maturity over modishness, with a considerably more conventional dash design that, were it to come from VW, wouldn't raise an eyebrow, though the oval face-level vents take Ford branding to subliminal levels of subtlety.
And, finally, will it place the study of literature on a new scientific footing which will allow the discipline to accumulate secure findings that consign theoretical modishness to the darkness?
Yet in matters of culture and the arts, the Times adds another dimension of depredation--we mean the element, half preposterous, half nauseating--of unthinking modishness.
But striking too is his modishness, his marked responsiveness to the latest ideas and intellectual trends, evident especially because many of his essays take the form of reviews of recently published works.