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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ He was carefully dressed in a dandified fashion in white flannels and a large panama hat protected his head.
▪ Knowing this, Googol tried to be wry about his own feelings and eschewed any dandified garb such as Jaq now sported.
▪ There is the fallible narrator, escaping his past, indulging his dandified sensibilities, inevitably sucked into danger beyond his understanding.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Dandified \Dan"di*fied\, a. Made up like a dandy; having the dress or manners of a dandy; buckish.


Dandify \Dan"di*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dandified; p. pr. & vb. n. Dandifying.] [Dandy + -fy.] To cause to resemble a dandy; to make dandyish.

  1. Characteristic (in dress and habits) of a dandy v

  2. (en-past of: dandify)


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adj. affecting extreme elegance in dress and manner [syn: dandyish, foppish]

  1. v. dress like a dandy

  2. [also: dandified]

Usage examples of "dandified".

Very kind of him, the stiff-backed prig, with his dandified airs and West-end swagger.

And Soames gave him askance a look of dogged dislike--for in spite of his fastidious air and that supercilious, dandified taciturnity, Soames, with his set lips and squared chin, was not unlike a bulldog.

He wore a heavy tweed suit and a slightly dandified dark red shirt with a white collar and tie, and no hat on the reddish-brown hair.

Ronnie North was there, breathing out clouds of steam and wiping a running nose, and Vic was there, dandified in a belted white shiny jacket with a blue shirt underneath.

In any other man she would have ruthlessly condemned so absurdly waisted a coat, so monstrous a cravat, such skin-tight pantaloons, but Peregrine was very much her darling, and must be allowed to dress himself up in any dandified way he pleased.

Worse, his cultured grammar and dandified manner could be immensely annoying.

It took a bit more effort on Brandark's part—his balalaika and dandified air made him less elementally threatening—but after the night four burly longshoremen took flight through a second-story window, their fellows decided to leave him alone, too.

He plunged at Allbellin before the dandified South American could realize what had happened.

Do you think you can't creditably engage with such a dandified fellow as I am?

Rutledge, the youngest member, was dandified, twenty-six years old, and overflowing with self-confidence.

Born of English parents but raised in Italy, she was the wife of a wealthy, dandified English artist, Richard Cosway, and was herself an artist.