Definition of Dishabille

1. Noun. The state of being carelessly or partially dressed.

Exact synonyms: Deshabille
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Specialized synonyms: Shirtsleeves



Definition of Dishabille

1. n. An undress; a loose, negligent dress; deshabille.

Definition of Dishabille

1. Noun. Extreme casual or disorderly dress, shirt tail out, sleeves unbuttoned, etc. ¹

2. Noun. A loose, negligent dress. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dishabille

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dishabille

dish bitch
dish face
dish out
dish pig
dish rack
dish racks
dish stand
dish the dirt
dish towel
dish up
dish washer
dishabilitate
dishabilitated
dishabilitates
dishabilitating
dishabille (current term)
dishabilles
dishabit
dishabited
dishabits
dishabituate
dishabituated
dishabituates
dishabituating
dishabituation
dishabituations
dishable
dishabled
dishables
dishabling

Literary usage of Dishabille

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"Antonyms: see DRESS. undress, n. disarray (literary or formal); spec, negligee, dishabille or deshabille, 2. Of stone: unhewn, self-faced (tech. ..."

2. The Diary of Henry Machyn, Citizen and Merchant-taylor of London, from A.D by Henry Machin, John Gough Nichols (1848)
"A portrait of lord Cobham by Holbein is engraved in the beautiful work by Chamberlain : it represents him in singular dishabille, with a bald head, ..."

3. Memoirs of Napoleon, His Court and Family by Laure Junot Abrantès (1854)
"... engagement —Curious and touching scene—Panic terror at Malmaison—The inhabitants in dishabille. t EVERY Wednesday there was a grand dinner at Malmaison, ..."

4. A Story of Life on the Isthmus by Joseph Warren Fabens (1853)
"... I. LIFE IN dishabille. ¥E saw Chagres under peculiar circumstances. At the time of our arrival there the California fever had reached its extreme height ..."

5. The Letters of Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu: With Some of the Letters of Her by Elizabeth Robinson Montagu, Matthew Montagu (1813)
"The good parson offered to shew us the inside of his church, but made some apology for his undress, which was a true canonical dishabille. ..."

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