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also soi·gnée  (swän-yā′)
1. Showing sophisticated elegance; fashionable: a soigné little club.
2. Well-groomed; polished: The soigné celebrity granted a brief interview.

[French, from Old French, past participle of soigner, to take care of, of Germanic origin.]


(ˈswɑːnjeɪ; French swaɲe) or feminine


well-groomed; elegant
[French, from soigner to take good care of, of Germanic origin; compare Old Saxon sunnea care]


or soi•gnée

(swɑnˈyeɪ; Fr. swaˈnyeɪ)

1. carefully or elegantly done.
2. well-groomed.
[1915–20; < French, past participle of soigner to take care of < Germanic (compare Old Saxon sunnea care, concern)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.soigne - polished and well-groomed; showing sophisticated elegance
elegant - refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style; "elegant handwriting"; "an elegant dark suit"; "she was elegant to her fingertips"; "small churches with elegant white spires"; "an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid"


[ˈswɑːnjeɪ] ADJpulcro, acicalado


adjgepflegt, soigniert (geh)
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