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dress

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of dress

  1. relating to or suitable for wearing to an event requiring elegant dress and manners the naval commander wore his dress uniform to the ball Synonyms of dress dressy, formal Words Related to dress costume, costumey; chic, dapper, fashionable, in, modish, natty, sharp, smart, snappy, stylish; custom-made, fitted, tailored; black-tie, evening, white-tie; semiformal Near Antonyms of dress street; dowdy, outmoded, styleless, unfashionable, unstylish; frowsy (or frowzy), grungy, sloppy, sloven, slovenly, unkempt, untidy; disheveled (or dishevelled), messy, mussy, rumpled, wrinkled Antonyms of dress casual, informal, sportif, sporty


dress

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dress

  1. 1 a garment with a joined blouse and skirt usually worn by a woman or girl what a lovely dress you're wearing today! Synonyms of dress frock, gown Words Related to dress chemise, coatdress, granny dress, housedress, jumper, kimono, kirtle, minidress, Mother Hubbard, muumuu, overdress, sack, sheath, shift, shirtdress, shirtwaist, sundress, sweaterdress, tea gown

  2. 2 clothing chosen as appropriate for a specific situation a bagpiper in full Scottish Highlander dress Synonyms of dress costume, drag, outfit, garb, getup, guise, togsWords Related to dress apparel, attire, clothes, duds, habiliment(s), raiment; fashion, mode, style; array, caparison, vestments

  3. 3 covering for the human body a businessman who is very conservative in his dress Synonyms of dress apparel, attire, clobber [British slang], clothes, costumery, clothing, duds, garments, gear, habiliment(s), habit [archaic], rags, raiment, rig, rigging, threads, toggery, togs, vestiary, vestments, vesture, wear, wearables, weedsWords Related to dress garderobe, wardrobe; array, bravery, caparison, finery, gaiety (also gayety), glad rags, pretties, regalia, trim; foofaraw, frippery, gaudery, tawdry, trumpery [archaic]; tatters; costume, ensemble, frock, garb, getup, guise, livery, outfit; civvies (also civies), mufti; couture, prêt-à-porter (or pret-a-porter), ready-to-wear, tailoring; activewear, loungewear, outerwear, playwear, sportswear; nightclothes, sleepwear, smallclothes, underclothes, underwear; haberdashery, menswear

  4. 4 the outward form of someone or something especially as indicative of a quality another version of the Cinderella story but in modern-romance dress Synonyms of dress aspect, appearance, figure, garb, look, mien, outside, presence, regard [archaic]Words Related to dress air, attitude, bearing, behavior, comportment, demeanor, deportment, manner, poise, pose; carriage, posture, stance; cast, mold, shape, turn; color, coloring, complexion; countenance, face, features, habit, habitus, person [archaic], physiognomy, superficies, visage


dress

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dress

  1. 1 to cover with a bandage first wash and then dress the wound Synonyms of dress bind, bandage, swatheWords Related to dress attend, care (for), doctor, medicate, minister (to), nurse, treat; cure, heal, mend, rehabilitate, remedyNear Antonyms of dress unbandage

  2. 2 to make more attractive by adding something that is beautiful or becoming let's dress up the room with some greenery for the holiday party Synonyms of dress adorn, array, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, blazon, caparison, deck, do, doll up, do up, drape, decorate, embellish, emblaze, emboss, enrich, fancify, fancy up, festoon, garnish, glitz (up), grace, gussy up, ornament, pretty (up), trimWords Related to dress accessorize, dress up, trap, trick (out); brighten, freshen, smarten, spruce (up); boss, chase; braid, embroider, feather, figure, filigree, fillet, flounce, frill, fringe, furbelow, garland, hang, lace, ribbon, swag, wreathe; appliqué, gild, paint; diamond, gem, impearl, jewel, pearl; redecorate, redoNear Antonyms of dress simplify, streamline; bare, denude, dismantle, display, divest, expose, reveal, strip, uncover; uglifyAntonyms of dress blemish, deface, disfigure, mar, scar, spoil

  3. 3 to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure dress the granite block to be used as the headstone on all four sides Synonyms of dress buff, burnish, polish, furbish, gloss, grind, rub, shine, smooth, smoothenWords Related to dress sleek, slick; coat, glaze, japan, lacquer, varnish; face, finish, veneer; brighten; file, rasp, sand, sandblast, sandpaper, scour, scrape, scrub; bob, bone, lapNear Antonyms of dress rough (up), roughen, ruffle, scuff (up)

  4. 4 to outfit with clothes and especially fine or special clothes dressed the young girl in satin and lace Synonyms of dress apparel, array, attire, bedeck, caparison, costume, deck (out), do up, clothe, dress up, enrobe, garb, garment, get up, gown, habit, invest, rig (out), robe, suit, tog (up or out), toilet, vestureWords Related to dress cloak, frock, jacket, mantle, vest; drape, enswathe, hap [dialect], huddle, swaddle, swathe, wrap; accoutre (or accouter), bedight [archaic], equip, furnish, habilitate, outfit, tailor, uniform; dress down, underdressNear Antonyms of dress denude, divest, uncover, undrape, unveilAntonyms of dress disarray, disrobe, strip, unclothe, undress, untruss [archaic]

  5. 5 to put on one's best or formal clothes we don't usually dress for dinner Synonyms of dress doll up, dress upWords Related to dress preen, primp, prink, smarten (up); accessorize; apparel, array, attire, bedeck, bedizen, caparison, clothe, costume, deck, dude (up), garb, garment, invest, rig (out), robe, suit, tog (out or up)

  6. 6 to look after or assist the growth of by labor and care dress the beans by applying fertilizer once a week Synonyms of dress crop, cultivate, culture, grow, promote, raise, rear, tendWords Related to dress breed, produce, propagate; plant, sow; gather, glean, harvest, reap; germinate, quicken, ripen, root, sproutNear Antonyms of dress kill; dig, extirpate, pick, pluck, pull (up), uproot; cut, hay, mow



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