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 (dĕs′ə-bēl′, -bē′)
Variant of dishabille.
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(ˌdeɪzæˈbiːl) or


1. (Clothing & Fashion) the state of being partly or carelessly dressed
2. (Clothing & Fashion) archaic clothes worn in such a state
[C17: from French déshabillé undressed, from dés- dis-1 + habiller to dress; see habiliment]
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(ˌdɪs əˈbil, -ˈbi)

also deshabille

1. the state of being carelessly or partially dressed.
2. Archaic. a loose morning dress; negligee.
3. a disorderly or disorganized state of mind or way of thinking.
[1665–75; < French déshabillé, n. use of past participle of déshabiller to undress =dés- dis-1 + habiller to dress; see habiliment]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deshabille - the state of being carelessly or partially dressed
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
shirtsleeves - not wearing a jacket; "in your shirtsleeves" means you are not wearing anything over your shirt; "in hot weather they dined in their shirtsleeves"
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[ˌdezəˈbiːl] Ndesabillé m
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A stately age--to us, perhaps, in the company of the historic muse, seeming even more stately than it actually was--it is pleasant to find it, as we do now and again on these pages, in graceful deshabille. With perfect lightness of touch, M.
On the police interfering, the young woman threw back the shawl, and all recognized Millionaire Todd's daughter, who had just come from the Slum Freak Dinner at the Pond, where all the choicest guests were in a similar deshabille. She and the gentleman who had donned prison uniform were going for the customary joy-ride."
served as a deshabille to be slipped into behind closed doors.
And if the large chap in the end cubicle attempting to optimistically pull the skinny jeans over his hips falls over, the whole row could collapse, leaving gentlemen in states of deshabille not suitable for public viewing.
The 40x40 foot cell corraled about 50 young men in different states of deshabille. A separate cell on the sixth floor held the female populace.
Il y aura forcement des mecontents, surtout lorsque l'on deshabille Pierre pour habiller Paul.
The 'MS Dhoni: An Untold Story' star took centre stage for Ritu Kumar whose theme for the season 'Sweet Surrender' was inspired by 18th century French marquise fashion juxtaposed with a deliberate deshabille look of the 80s with soft pastel colour tones & bold, tropical prints.
HE LOOK: Bringing together e saucy and the sweet - baby ue feminine frocks slashed most to the hip, long jackets ver short skirts - every nsemble on the Topshop atwalk had an element of what he French call 'deshabille'.
THE LOOK: Bringing together the saucy and the sweet - baby blue feminine frocks slashed almost to the hip, long jackets over short skirts - every ensemble on the Topshop catwalk had an element of what the French call 'deshabille'.