dashing

  • 1 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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  • 2 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 …

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  • 3 dashing — smart, *stylish, fashionable, modish, chic …

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  • 4 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,… …

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  • 5 dashing — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ excitingly attractive and stylish. DERIVATIVES dashingly adverb …

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

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  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 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] * * * …

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  • 9 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

  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 Dashing — Dash Dash (d[a^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dashed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dashing}.] [Of. Scand. origin; cf. Dan daske to beat, strike, Sw. & Icel. daska, Dan. & Sw. dask blow.] 1. To throw with violence or haste; to cause to strike violently or… …

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  • 13 dashing — adjective Date: circa 1697 1. marked by vigorous action ; spirited < a dashing young horse > 2. marked by smartness especially in dress and manners • dashingly adverb …

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  • 14 dashing — 1. adjective a) Spirited, audacious and full of high spirits. All heads turned as the dashing young man entered the room. b) Chic, fashionable. 2. noun The action of the verb to …

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  • 15 dashing — adj. Dashing is used with these nouns: ↑figure …

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  • 16 dashing — dash|ing [ dæʃıŋ ] adjective OLD FASHIONED a dashing man is attractive and fashionable in an exciting way a. used about a man s appearance, clothes, or behavior …

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  • 17 dashing — adjective a man who is dashing is very attractive, fashionable, and confident dashingly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 dashing — /ˈdæʃɪŋ / (say dashing) adjective 1. impetuous; spirited; lively. 2. brilliant; showy; stylish. –dashingly, adverb …

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  • 19 dashing — Synonyms and related words: agile, alert, animate, animated, brave, bravura, braw, breakneck, bright, chic, chichi, classy, clothes conscious, cosmopolitan, dapper, daring, double quick, dressed to advantage, dressed to kill, dressy, dynamic,… …

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  • 20 dashing — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. high spirited, gay; showy, stylish. See fashion. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Bold and lively] Syn. spirited, dynamic, gallant, daring; see active 2 , brave 1 . 2. [Stylish] Syn. dapper, jaunty,… …

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