dashing

adjective
dash·​ing | \ ˈda-shiŋ How to pronounce dashing (audio) \

Definition of dashing

1 : marked by vigorous action : spirited a dashing young horse
2 : marked by smartness especially in dress and manners

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Other Words from dashing

dashingly \ ˈda-​shiŋ-​lē How to pronounce dashing (audio) \ adverb

Examples of dashing in a Sentence

She married a dashing young lawyer from the city. a brave and dashing soldier The actor cuts a dashing figure as a young Jack Kennedy.
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Recent Examples on the Web As the mourning period for Britain’s most dashing fictional member of royalty, the Hot Duke, continues into its second week, Bridgerton producer Shonda Rhimes is sympathizing with our horny loss. Devon Ivie, Vulture, "Shonda Rhimes Was ‘Shocked’ Fans Revolted After Regé-Jean Page Left Bridgerton," 13 Apr. 2021 While this is happening, a dashing man rides into town on a horse while swigging from a flask. Lia Beck, refinery29.com, "R29 Recaps: Every Episode From Bridgerton Season 1," 28 Dec. 2020 Jan Morris spent her first 45 years as James Morris, who had been a British cavalry officer, a World War II veteran and a dashing reporter renowned for his international adventures and evocative writing. Washington Post, "Jan Morris, artful travel writer who broke many boundaries, dies at 94," 20 Nov. 2020 The archangel Michael, in his dashing garment with rainbow wings, stands astride the narrow earthly realm, where the desperate cry out to be saved. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, "Van Eyck included a mind-blowing detail in these religious panels," 14 Oct. 2020 Everything else was red and gold, including some of the guests, who looked rather dashing and festive. Wendy Yu, Vogue, "Dim Sum and Peking Opera: Inside Wendy Yu’s Festive Chinese New Year Party," 24 Jan. 2019 Cold Iron Pictures Please, try to name a more dashing corpse. Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, "The Best Daniel Movies Ranked by Overwhelming Hotness," 1 June 2018 Another young actor nominated for the first time is Timothee Chalamet, who looks very dashing tonight. Matt Miller, Esquire, "Jimmy Kimmel's Oscar Monologue Set the Stage for an Impassioned Night in Hollywood," 5 Mar. 2018 Another young actor nominated for the first time is Timothee Chalamet, who looks very dashing tonight. Cosmopolitan, "Jimmy Kimmel Didn’t Shy Away From Time's Up in His Opening Monologue at the 2018 Oscars," 5 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of dashing

circa 1697, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dashing was circa 1697

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22 Apr 2021

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“Dashing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dashing. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for dashing

dashing

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of dashing

of a man or a man's appearance : attractive and impressive in a way that shows confidence

dashing

adjective
dash·​ing | \ ˈda-shiŋ \

Kids Definition of dashing

: very attractive The groom looked dashing in his tuxedo.

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