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[stahy-lish] /ˈstaɪ lɪʃ/
characterized by or conforming to style or the fashionable standard; fashionably elegant; smart or chic:
She wore a very stylish gown to the inaugural ball.
Origin of stylish
First recorded in 1775-85; style + -ish1
Related forms
stylishly, adverb
stylishness, noun
quasi-stylish, adjective
quasi-stylishly, adverb
superstylish, adjective
superstylishly, adverb
superstylishness, noun
unstylish, adjective
unstylishly, adverb
unstylishness, noun
Can be confused
stylish, stylistic. Unabridged
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  • We are obliged to be,” with a slight shudder at the vulgarism, “stylish.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Her gown was simple and inexpensive but it was stylish and becoming.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Was not the infatuated Paul handsome, stylish, and evidently sincere?

    Oswald Langdon Carson Jay Lee
  • There was a stylish drinking-place, kept by a man named Guy, in Seventh Street.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • We got to be stylish now this little girl's goin' to boss us.

    In Apple-Blossom Time

    Clara Louise Burnham
British Dictionary definitions for stylish


having style; smart; fashionable
Derived Forms
stylishly, adverb
stylishness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for stylish

1797 ( in "Sense and Sensibility"), from style + -ish. The adjective good is understood. Related: Stylishly; stylishness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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