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soigné

or soi·gnée

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

carefully or elegantly done, operated, or designed.

RELATED WORDS

well-dressed

Nearby words

soho, soho square, soi-disant, soi-distant, soigne, soigné, soignée, soil, soil bank, soil binder, soil conditioner

Origin of soigné

1915–20; < French, past participle of soigner to take care of < Germanic (compare Old Saxon sunnea care, concern)
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British Dictionary definitions for soignee

soigné

feminine soigne

/ (ˈswɑːnjeɪ, French swaɲe) /

adjective

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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Word Origin and History for soignee

soigne


adj.

"prepared with great attention to detail," 1821, from French soigné (fem. soignée), from past participle of soigner "to take care of," from soin "care," which is of unknown origin.

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