Definition of dashing in English:



  • 1(of a man) attractive in a romantic, adventurous way.

    ‘a dashing pirate on the high seas’
    • ‘Monaco's most successful driver, at that time, was a man called Louis Chiron and he was very dashing.’
    • ‘I dreamed I was in a flowing gown, whisked away on a beautiful black steed, safely encompassed in the arms of a dashing stranger.’
    • ‘AS ONE OF Scotland's most dashing aristocrats, Count Robin de la Lanne Mirrlees has led an action-packed life.’
    • ‘He was a dashing fellow, I had to admit, even at 50 years of age.’
    • ‘A dashing gentleman approached the lovely, dark-haired young woman standing alone by a pillar.’
    • ‘And you'll look dashing at weddings or other events when the band strikes up.’
    • ‘And Sarah Jessica Parker will never know as she's in Italy, probably meeting some dashing Italian count who will beg her for marriage and give her a condo and beautiful children.’
    • ‘Then along came the man she thought she would be spending the rest of her life with, dashing Scottish laird Archie Stirling.’
    • ‘At his age, Tony Curtis was the dashing hero of colourful romps such as The Prince Who Was A Thief and Son of Ali Baba.’
    • ‘His face was that of a dashing man, flawless in its complexion.’
    • ‘Audiences were also charmed by the elegance of the performers, often young unmarried dashing men.’
    • ‘I dumped the girl I didn't like (but in a sweet, dashing James Bond short-of-way).’
    • ‘I know I'm not the most handsome or dashing guy in the world, but I'm really nice and try my hardest when it comes to impressing a potential mating partner.’
    • ‘Now that my hair was wet, it sort of approximated the style I wanted - the dashing, modern and trendy middle aged man.’
    • ‘Are those historical romances in the Victorian / Regency age about dashing lords and young innocent debutants mere clones of each other?’
    • ‘Aussie state cricket is bursting at the seams with dashing batsmen.’
    • ‘How many times had I had my hopes dashed by some handsome, dashing man?’
    • ‘She is firmly matched in Peter Bowles, a dashing man who carries the world in the furrow of his brow but who radiates genteel grace.’
    • ‘But, for some reason that I couldn't quite explain even if I tried, I didn't tell her about the dashing man I'd been speaking to.’
    • ‘He is joined by first-timer Craig Emmanuel - an 18-year-old dashing opening batsman.’
    debonair, jaunty, devil-may-care, breezy, raffish, sporty, stylish, dazzling, romantic, attractive, spirited, lively, buoyant, energetic, animated, exuberant, flamboyant, dynamic, gallant, bold, intrepid, daring, adventurous, venturesome, plucky, swashbuckling
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    1. 1.1 Stylish and fashionable.
      ‘a dashing S-type Jaguar’
      • ‘The funniest and most dashing idea seems to be the ‘family cus-cus weekend’ which will take place in August.’
      • ‘In his fleece-lined leather flight suit and dashing silk scarf, Dad epitomized exuberant youth and boundless vitality.’
      • ‘There is a rare Puss-in-Boots, white mohair with a dashing felt feather hat and ruff, black boots, yellow sash and steel sword.’
      • ‘Lucknow was consciously aiming to surpass the glories of Late Moghul Delhi and the Great Imambara shows it could do so with dashing panache.’
      • ‘I just have to keep reminding myself that anyone can wear a dashing black turban and eyepatch.’
      • ‘But what Chinese red is perfect for is trim and accent, those dashing color swaths that bring a room back to life.’
      • ‘Calder, however, was at pains to pay tribute to Boroughmuir's dashing performance in conditions that varied between plain nasty and downright vicious.’
      • ‘No publisher ever felt it necessary to stick dashing images of Auden on his books.’
      stylish, smart, elegant, chic, crisp, dapper, spruce, trim, debonair, well dressed, well groomed, well turned out, smartly dressed
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