styl·ish | \ˈstī-lish \

Definition of stylish 

: having style specifically : conforming to current fashion

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Other Words from stylish

stylishly adverb
stylishness noun

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While some design rules are open for debate — say, the best color to paint a dark room or the most stylish way to incorporate antiques — others are far more absolute. Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson, ELLE Decor, "4 Best Tips For Decorating Around Accent Furniture," 19 Apr. 2017 If anyone does throw on the full towel kit, my money’s on Zverev, one of the most stylish young guns in the game. Samuel Hine, GQ, "Rebel Streetwear Brand Palace Has Crashed Wimbledon," 3 July 2018 The stylish spot showcases all of Gordon’s usual touches: airy interiors, indoor-outdoor spaces, glass walls, architectural vibes. Jack Flemming,, "Designer Kim Gordon’s latest gem hits the market in Santa Monica for $8.45 million," 14 June 2018 Style Wearing six-inch heels in a bikini is not the most stylish of choices. Hilary Levey Friedman, Fortune, "Why Banning Swimsuits Won't Fix Miss America," 6 June 2018 Inner Loop, SW MF Sushi Drape, proportion, precision of cut, high quality of raw materials: all the elements of sushi greatness obtain at chef Chris Kinjo's stylish Museum District spot. Houston Chronicle, "A taste of Houston's Asian restaurants," 10 May 2018 The Middleton family is having a busy—and stylish—week so far! Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Pippa Middleton Just Wore the Perfect Summer Shirtdress to Wimbledon," 11 July 2018 Making a trail-esque sneaker feel stylish and wearable enough to slide into the closets of non-hikers is no small task. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "Pick Up Balenciaga’s Soon-To-Be Sold Out Sneaker Before Anyone Else," 29 June 2018 Ambiance: Casual but stylish and colorful, the slightly cramped space gets warmth and a refined Caribbean look from soft pink walls, gold light fixtures, and gorgeous framed, glittery Haitian beaded art flags. Kate Washington, sacbee, "It’s good to be back: Celestin’s revives its particular brand of gumbo and grace," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of stylish

1785, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stylish was in 1785

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English Language Learners Definition of stylish

: following the popular style


styl·ish | \ˈstī-lish \

Kids Definition of stylish

: having style : fashionable a stylish suit

Other Words from stylish

stylishly adverb

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evasion of direct action or statement

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