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.
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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
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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.
And thus emerged a modernist poet free of the modishness that is often associated with modernism, and a judiciously balanced metier uncomplicated by modernist attitudinizing.
Underlying Musset's farce is both the resistance of Romanticism to definition and the discomfort of a Romantic with its excesses and modishness. (31) As ironic as these letters is the fact that Musset's ridicule springs from Romantic impatience with convention and idees recucs.
Participants in the interviews were asked about their feelings and viewpoints in relation to the hotels; for example, whether they feel nostalgia or sense of belonging to the hotel; whether the hotel has a story; whether they experience feelings of relaxation, sensory enjoyment, novelty, and surprise; whether the hotels show attention to detail, quality raw materials, attentive service processes, good attitude towards service, pleasant atmosphere, comfortable space and lighting, tasteful decor, character and style, professionalism and modishness. Please refer to the appendix for an interview outline.
The uneven new system has resulted in pockets of modishness sprouting in unlikely corners, and tracking them down can have a surprisingly clandestine feel.
Giulio Paolini's Antologia (26/1/1974), in the main gallery-space, critiques such modishness by refusing to share--show --anything.
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. These companies, dedicated to the fine art of living at sea, view their on-board experience like a perfectly balanced wine - understated and elegant.
(23) But through the most striking visual feature of her outfit--her hoopskirt--Weigel's singer stakes her claim to fashionability, even if that modishness is somewhat understated with respect to wider European trends.
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.