dressed-up
dressed-up dressed-up adj. attired in fancy or formal clothing. [Narrower terms: {dressed to kill(predicate)}]

Syn: dressed to the nines(predicate), dolled up, spruced up, spiffed up. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • dressed up — adjective 1. ) wearing formal clothes: He was all dressed up, like he was going somewhere fancy. 2. ) something that is dressed up is made to look better than it really is …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dressed up — 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If someone is dressed up, they are wearing special clothes, in order to look smarter than usual or in order to disguise themselves. You re all dressed up. Are you going somewhere?... You don t have to get dressed up… …   English dictionary

  • dressed up — adjective a) Wearing formal (dress) clothes. Everyone was so nicely dressed up for the wedding, I couldnt help taking a picture. b) Wearing a costume. It was supposed to be a costume party, but almost no one dressed up …   Wiktionary

  • dressed up — UK / US adjective 1) wearing formal clothes He was all dressed up, like he was going somewhere fancy. 2) something that is dressed up is made to look better than it really is …   English dictionary

  • dressed-up — adjective dressed in fancy or formal clothing • Syn: ↑dressed, ↑dressed to the nines, ↑dressed to kill, ↑dolled up, ↑spruced up, ↑spiffed up, ↑togged up • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dressed up — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. dressed formally, in full dress, dolled up*, spruced up*, gussied up*, dressed to kill*, dressed to the nines*, in one s best bib and tucker*, in one s glad rags*; see also fashionable , formal 4 , ornate …   English dictionary for students

  • dressed up — dandified, dressed in splendor; dressed, wearing clothes, clothed …   English contemporary dictionary

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