Dashing
Dashing Dash"ing, a. Bold; spirited; showy. [1913 Webster]

The dashing and daring spirit is preferable to the listless. --T. Campbell. [1913 Webster]


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  • dashing — 1801, given to cutting a dash (1786), which was a colloquial expression for acting brilliantly, from DASH (Cf. dash) in the sense of showy appearance, which is attested from 1715. The sense of splashing is recorded from mid 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • dashing — smart, *stylish, fashionable, modish, chic …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dashing — [adj] bold, flamboyant adventurous, alert, animated, chic, dapper, daring, dazzling, debonair, elegant, exclusive, exuberant, fashionable, fearless, gallant, gay, jaunty, keen, lively, modish, plucky, rousing, showy, smart, spirited, sporty,… …   New thesaurus

  • dashing — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ excitingly attractive and stylish. DERIVATIVES dashingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • dashing — [dash′iŋ] adj. 1. full of dash or spirit; bold and lively 2. showy; striking; stylish dashingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • dashing — [[t]dæ̱ʃɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A dashing person or thing is very stylish and attractive. [OLD FASHIONED] He was the very model of the dashing RAF pilot... Two elegant Scotsmen travelling together wore dashing kilts at dinner …   English dictionary

  • dashing — dashingly, adv. /dash ing/, adj. 1. energetic and spirited; lively: a dashing hero. 2. elegant and gallant in appearance and manner: a dashing young cavalry officer. 3. showy; stylish. [1800 05; DASH1 + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • dashing — dash|ing [ˈdæʃıŋ] adj a man who is dashing wears nice clothes and is very attractive and confident ▪ a dashing young doctor >dashingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dashing — adjective 1) a dashing pilot Syn: debonair, devil may care, raffish, sporty, spirited, lively, dazzling, energetic, animated, exuberant, flamboyant, dynamic, bold, intrepid, daring, adventurous, plucky …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • dashing — adjective 1) a dashing pilot Syn: debonair, devil may care, raffish, flamboyant, swashbuckling 2) he looked very dashing Syn: stylish, smart, elegant, dapper, spruce, trim …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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