underdressed


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un·der·dress

 (ŭn′dər-drĕs′)
v. (ŭn′dər-drĕs′) un·der·dressed, un·der·dress·ing, un·der·dress·es
v.intr.
1. To dress oneself too informally for an occasion: Don't underdress for the wedding; blue jeans are not appropriate attire.
2. To dress oneself too lightly: When it began to snow, I realized I had underdressed for the hike.
v.tr.
1. To dress too informally for an occasion: Seeing the other guests in their evening gowns made me feel I had underdressed myself.
2. To dress too lightly: You're underdressing the baby for such a cold day!
n.
1. Apparel worn beneath outer garments; underclothing.
2. An outer garment, such as a dress beneath a tunic or coat, that is worn as part of a costume or suit.

underdressed

(ˌʌndəˈdrɛst)
adj
(Clothing & Fashion) wearing clothes that are not elaborate or formal enough for a particular occasion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.underdressed - inadequately or too informally clothedunderdressed - inadequately or too informally clothed
clad, clothed - wearing or provided with clothing; sometimes used in combination; "clothed and in his right mind"- Bible; "proud of her well-clothed family"; "nurses clad in white"; "white-clad nurses"
Translations

underdressed

[ˌʌndəˈdrest] ADJ to be underdressedvestirse sin la debida elegancia, no vestirse de forma apropiada

underdressed

[ˌʌndəˈdrɛst] adjnon vestito/a in modo adeguato
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