or soi·gnée

[ swahn-yey; French swa-nyey ]
/ swɑnˈyeɪ; French swaˈnyeɪ /


carefully or elegantly done, operated, or designed.

Origin of soigné

1915–20; < French, past participle of soigner to take care of < Germanic (compare Old Saxon sunnea care, concern) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for soigne

  • Behind the forest of Soigne where he now was, the fields and roads were full of running men and galloping horses.

    The Bronze Eagle|Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  • At that time the Forest of Soigne sheltered no less than eleven monastic houses in its fragrant, shadowy depths.

  • Inexperienced as a parent, Gissing was probably too proud: he wanted the children always to look clean and soigne.

    Where the Blue Begins|Christopher Morley

British Dictionary definitions for soigne


feminine soigne

/ (ˈswɑːnjeɪ, French swaɲe) /


well-groomed; elegant

Word Origin for soigné

French, from soigner to take good care of, of Germanic origin; compare Old Saxon sunnea care
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