fashionable

adjective
fash·​ion·​able | \ ˈfash-nə-bəl How to pronounce fashionable (audio) , ˈfa-shə-nə-\

Definition of fashionable

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : conforming to the custom, fashion, or established mode
2 : of or relating to the world of fashion

fashionable

noun

Definition of fashionable (Entry 2 of 2)

: a fashionable person

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Other Words from fashionable

Adjective

fashionability \ ˌfash-​nə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce fashionability (audio) , ˌfa-​shə-​nə-​ \ noun
fashionableness \ ˈfash-​nə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce fashionableness (audio) , ˈfa-​shə-​ \ noun
fashionably \ ˈfash-​nə-​blē How to pronounce fashionably (audio) , ˈfa-​shə-​nə-​ \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for fashionable

Synonyms: Adjective

à la mode (also a la mode), au courant, chic, cool [slang], exclusive, fresh [slang], happening, hip, in, modish, sharp, smart, snappy, stylish, supercool, swell, swish, trendy, voguish

Antonyms: Adjective

dowdy, out, outmoded, styleless, unchic, uncool, unfashionable, unmodish, unstylish

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Examples of fashionable in a Sentence

Adjective

It isn't fashionable to express such an opinion these days. fashionable people who know all the right restaurants

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

While this new take on a classic was fashionable enough on its own, Bella upped the ensemble's edginess with the addition of matching leopard print accessories. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Bella Hadid Wore Denim on Denim," 20 Oct. 2018 Alexandra Shipp has worn many hats, some more fashionable than others, while juggling her acting gigs and life in Los Angeles. Lindzi Scharf, latimes.com, "Alexandra Shipp keeps looking at the future while continuing to make a name for herself in Hollywood," 7 June 2018 Delicate and adorned with wispy white feathers that wouldn’t come cheap, this aigrette (the French word for egret) would rest atop the head of a rich and fashionable society figure. Angela Serratore, Smithsonian, "Keeping Feathers Off Hats–And On Birds," 15 May 2018 Like fashionable and tragic misdiagnoses of the past, this one comes with irreversible physical trauma. Abigail Shrier, WSJ, "When Your Daughter Defies Biology," 6 Jan. 2019 Some travelers stayed away in the aftermath of the fires, but the valley was soon back on its feet, flaunting a more dynamic and fashionable face than ever. New York Times, "36 Hours in Napa Valley," 21 June 2018 The other women at the table were fun and fashionable, all ages and ethnicities. Anne-marie Yerks, Country Living, "My Knitting Group Was Great—Until the Topic of Kids Came Up," 3 Sep. 2015 Lili Reinhart put her most fashionable foot forward on the Golden Globes red carpet tonight. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lili Reinhart Turns Up the Heat in a Red Gown at the 2019 Golden Globes," 7 Jan. 2019 Mary is hardly the first royal to take sartorial inspiration from Kennedy, who is widely regarded to be one of America's most fashionable first ladies. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Just Channeled Jackie Kennedy in a Pink Pillbox Hat," 7 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of fashionable

Adjective

circa 1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

circa 1800, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fashionable

Adjective

fashion entry 1 or fashion entry 2 + -able

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fashionist

fashionista

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The first known use of fashionable was circa 1580

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fashionable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fashionable

: currently popular
: dressing and acting in a way that is currently popular

fashionable

adjective
fash·​ion·​able | \ ˈfa-shə-nə-bəl How to pronounce fashionable (audio) , ˈfash-nə-\

Kids Definition of fashionable

: following the current fashion or style fashionable clothes

Other Words from fashionable

fashionably \ -​blē \ adverb fashionably dressed

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