What is another word for garb?

Pronunciation: [ɡˈɑːb] (IPA)

Garb refers to an individual's clothing or outfit. Several synonyms exist for this word, including attire, apparel, costume, dress, and raiment. Each of these words highlights the different types of clothing one might wear depending on the occasion, cultural context, or personal preference. Attire, for instance, often refers to formal or professional clothing like suits, dresses, and blazers. Apparel can be used more broadly and might also refer to casual clothing like t-shirts and jeans. Costume and dress both imply a certain level of formality, with the former focusing on costumes worn for events like Halloween or performances, and the latter referring to a person's formal attire. Raiment is a more archaic term for clothing that is still occasionally used today.

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  • Equivalence

    • Noun, singular or mass
      attire.
  • Forward Entailment

    • Noun, singular or mass
      dress.
  • Independent

What are the hypernyms for Garb?

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What are the opposite words for garb?

Garb refers to clothing or attire that someone wears. Its antonyms can be words like undress, unclothe, strip, disrobe, ungarb, or uncover, which denote the act of removing clothing. Another group of antonyms includes words like dishabille, rags, tattered, ragged, or shabby, which describe garments that are old, worn out, or in bad condition. In contrast, words like dress, costume, outfit, attire, uniform, or apparel can be considered synonyms of garb, as they refer to the clothes that people wear to perform a particular function or to express a certain style or identity. Understanding the opposite meanings of words can help us to communicate more accurately and effectively.

What are the antonyms for Garb?

Usage examples for Garb

He returned, leading in Antonio, no longer in his poor scholar's garb, but in the rich dress of a nobleman.
"Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists"
Washington Irving
Away from its direct rays, cooled by her bath in the stream and clad in an Indian maiden's light garb, she was rejoicing in the summer heat.
"The Princess Pocahontas"
Virginia Watson
But she looked so darkly secret under her white garb, and there was something so terrible in the aspect of the motionless snow-clad sentinel who leaned upon the rail, that my heart failed me, and I very easily persuaded myself to believe that, first, it would take me longer to penetrate and search her than it was proper I should be away from the boat; that, second, it was scarce to be supposed her crew had left any provisions in her, or that, if stores there were, they would be fit to eat; and that, finally, my boat was so small it would be rash to put into her any the most trifling matter that was not essential to the preservation of my life.
"The Frozen Pirate"
W. Clark Russell

Famous quotes with Garb

  • The best translations cannot convey to us the strength and exquisite delicacy of thought in its native garb, and he to whom such books are shut flounders about in outer darkness.
    Edwin Booth
  • Pride works frequently under a dense mask, and will often assume the garb of humility.
    Adam Clarke
  • There is nothing that is more often clothed in an attractive garb than a false creed.
    Titus Livius
  • Yesterday NPR fired me for telling the truth. The truth is that I worry when I am getting on an airplane and see people dressed in garb that identifies them first and foremost as Muslims. This is not a bigoted statement. It is a statement of my feelings, my fears after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 by radical Muslims.
    Juan Williams
  • Man is an actor who plays various parts: First comes a boy, then out a lover starts; His garb is changed for, lo! a beggar?s rags; Then he?s a merchant with full money-bags; Anon, an aged sire, wrinkled and lean; At last Death drops the curtain on the scene.*
    Bhartrihari

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