full-dress


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full-dress

(fo͝ol′drĕs′)
adj.
1. Of, appropriate for, or requiring full dress; formal: a full-dress uniform; a full-dress ceremony.
2. Complete in every respect: a full-dress debate.
3. Characterized by exhaustive thoroughness: a full-dress investigation of the scandal.

full-dress

adj
complete; exhaustive; thorough: They had a full-dress discussion on what should be done..

full′ dress′


n.
1. the formal attire customarily worn in the evening.
2. a ceremonial style of dress.
[1755–65]

full′-dress′



adj.
1. formal and complete in all details: a full-dress uniform.
2. done or presented completely or thoroughly.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.full-dress - suitable for formal occasions; "formal wear"; "a full-dress uniform"; "dress shoes"
formal - being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress); "pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education"
2.full-dress - (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes; "a dress dinner"; "a full-dress ceremony"
formal - being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress); "pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education"
3.full-dress - complete in every respect; "a full-dress debate"; "a full-dress investigation"
complete - having every necessary or normal part or component or step; "a complete meal"; "a complete wardrobe"; "a complete set of the Britannica"; "a complete set of china"; "a complete defeat"; "a complete accounting"

full-dress

adjective
1. Requiring elegant clothes and fine manners:
2. Covering all aspects with painstaking accuracy:
Translations

full-dress

[ˌfʊlˈdres] ADJ [function] → de etiqueta, de gala
References in classic literature ?
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These operations finished, with the slow and dignified step of a full-dressed beau I ascended the rock.
All the full-dressed diplomatists he left behind were unimportant.
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