What is another word for dandify?

Pronunciation: [dˈandɪfˌa͡ɪ] (IPA)

Dandify is a term that refers to the process of making something or someone elegant or refined, often in a way that is overly ornate or showy. Some synonyms for dandify include embellish, adorn, decorate, spruce up, dress up, fancy up, and primp. These words all suggest a similar process of enhancing something with decorative elements, whether it's a room, a piece of clothing, or even a person's appearance. While dandify has a somewhat negative connotation and is often associated with overly foppish or affected styles, these synonyms can be used in a more positive way to describe the process of making something more attractive or polished.

Synonyms for Dandify:

What are the hypernyms for Dandify?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Dandify?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for dandify?

Dandify is a term generally used to describe someone who is excessively concerned with their appearance and grooming, to the point of being overly meticulous or fussy. Antonyms for this word could include terms such as rough, rugged, unkempt, scruffy, shabby, or disheveled. These are all terms that imply a lack of attention to one's appearance, and a more casual approach to grooming and style. While being dandified can be seen as a positive trait in some circles, particularly in high society or fashion circles, there are also many who prefer a more natural, unpolished look.

What are the antonyms for Dandify?

Usage examples for Dandify

There, I'm going to make you dissipated to get you square, so light your cigar, my lad; I won't bully you any more, he continued, smiling good-humouredly, and you may shave till your beard comes if you like, and wax your-your eyebrows-I mean moustache, and dandify yourself a little, for I like to see you smart; but an you love me, as the poet says, no more of that confounded lisp.
"A Double Knot"
George Manville Fenn

Word of the Day

fill the air
Synonyms:
deafen.