underdress

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v underdress dress informally and casually "On Fridays, employees can underdress"
    • v underdress dress without sufficient warmth "She was underdressed for the hiking trip and suffered hypothermia"
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Usage

In literature:

I have her overdressed, I have her decidedly underdressed, but she is much the same girl.
"The Angel and the Author - and Others" by Jerome K. Jerome
Bodice and underdress of sky-blue velveteen, trimmed with bouffants and noeuds of bell-pulls.
"The Book of Snobs" by William Makepeace Thackeray
She wears an underdress of pale green silk, draped with an overdress of thin ecru canvas embroidered with gold.
"Arms and the Man" by George Bernard Shaw
Remember this: it is always better to be underdressed than to be overdressed.
"Book of Etiquette, Volume 2" by Lillian Eichler Watson
From her shoulders fell a long full robe of purple byssus, over an underdress of white which readied the knee.
"Idolatry" by Julian Hawthorne
There was a soft wool underdress of creamiest tint.
"The Heart of the Desert" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Furthermore, he had a painful consciousness of being conspicuous among the underdressed men.
"Skinner's Dress Suit" by Henry Irving Dodge
Overdressing is just ten degrees worse than underdressing.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
Over an underdress of flame-colored silk there were what Jim considered floating clouds of pale gray chiffon.
"The Ranch Girls in Europe" by Margaret Vandercook
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In news:

Jennifer Garner is underdressed as CIA agent Sydney Bristow.
Including 30,000 or so underdressed hipsters.
Would you rather be underdressed or overdressed .
Soccer superstar David Beckham is known for his dashing style, but RadarOnline.com exclusively learned that he attended a party this summer decidedly underdressed.
Underdressed Hickenlooper commandeers aide's tie at History Colorado gala.
Best Bar if You're Underdressed.
Soccer superstar David Beckham is known for his dashing style, but RadarOnline.com exclusively learned that he attended a party this summer decidedly underdressed .
Underdressed Hickenlooper commandeers aide's tie at History Colorado gala.
The Statue of Liberty As Underdressed Hostess.
Plenty of people surely will disagree, but I firmly believe that underdressed hot dogs simply aren't worth the calories.
The neighborhood's watering holes are more famous for things like the cage dancers at Trigger, the underdressed twinks at Badlands, or the scruffy guys on the prowl at Moby Dick.
So you say you saw a parade of underdressed, lasciviously lifted, high-heeled, spray-tanned sexpots on the streets of Maplewood.
It was apparent that I was underdressed, so we went shopping.
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