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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Clothes & fashion
dresseddressed /drest/ adjective πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 β†’ get dressed2 DChaving your clothes on or wearing a particular type of clothes πŸ”Š Aren’t you dressed yet?half/fully dressed πŸ”Š She lay down fully dressed on the bed.smartly/well-/elegantly etc dressed πŸ”Š a very well-dressed young mandressed in πŸ”Š She was dressed in a two-piece suit.dressed as πŸ”Š The children came dressed as animals.3 β†’ dressed to kill4 β†’ dressed (up) to the ninesCOLLOCATIONS – Meaning 2: having your clothes on or wearing a particular type of clothesadverbswell-dressed (=wearing nice clothes of good quality)The restaurant was full of well-dressed couples.smartly/elegantly/beautifully/neatly etc dressedThere was a smartly dressed man with a briefcase at the door.fully dressed (=with all your clothes on)She was so tired that she went to bed fully dressed.half dressed (=not having finished putting your clothes on)Don’t come in – I’m only half dressed!fashionably dressed (=wearing clothes that are fashionable)Most teenagers want to be fashionably dressed.immaculately/impeccably dressed (=perfectly dressed in smart clothes)He was immaculately dressed in a grey suit and a blue tie.casually dressed (=wearing informal clothes)Luke was casually dressed in jeans and a white shirt.properly/suitably dressed (=wearing suitable clothes for something)It’s important to be properly dressed if you are walking in the mountains.badly dressed (=not well dressed)The prime minister’s been criticized for being badly dressed.shabbily/scruffily dressed (=wearing clothes that are old and untidy)A dirty, shabbily dressed man was sitting on the bench.
Examples from the Corpus
dressedβ€’ The humiliation of standing beside a woman who smelt, dressed and looked absolutely wonderful was doing little for her ego.β€’ She was paralysed, couldn't focus, knew that Gran couldn't hurry herself getting dressed and needed help.β€’ I got dressed and they got slightly worse.β€’ The pavements are packed to overflowing with spectators and yet more immaculately dressed clown children.β€’ She is all style, all form, all impeccably dressed dandy and wit, with never a tear out of place.β€’ How, for example, should one handle the dressed fleas and their garments in terms of a computer record?β€’ And let me explain what I meant by that silly passage in my last letter, about expensively dressed girls.β€’ While waiting they are pleasantly confronted by what must be one of the prettiest and best dressed greengrocers in the country.smartly/well-/elegantly etc dressedβ€’ The same guidelines apply as at more conventional interviews, including presenting yourself confidently and being smartly dressed.β€’ A smartly dressed female presenter has to field calls from a small audience and international callers.β€’ He was flurried, middle-aged, but smartly dressed in a blue suit.β€’ He was smartly dressed in a white shirt and dark trousers.β€’ He was particularly smartly dressed in black trousers and waistcoat, white shirt and red bow-tie.β€’ Each has a young, smartly dressed teacher in front of a blackboard.β€’ They were more elegantly dressed, the kingfisher blue of their jackets matching the colour of the big sky overhead.β€’ Elegantly restored ballroom that plays house, garage and disco to a smartly dressed, trendy crowd-no jeans or trainers.
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