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adjectivehumorous, dated, informal
1Fashionable and exciting.‘sporting a groovy new haircut’
in fashion, in vogue, voguish, Popular, up to the minute, modern, all the rage, modish, trendsettingView synonyms
- ‘Her shop is small, neat and full of bags which cleverly walk the line between smart and groovy.’
- ‘It was cool, it was trendy, it was entirely groovy.’
- ‘It's the catwalk of British gardening, and just as groovy as any fashion show.’
- ‘She's an Aquarian, so needless to say she is pretty groovy.’
- ‘Many songs wander back to the band's groovy hippie beginnings, but the constant stylistic shifts and mergers stay smooth.’
- 1.1Enjoyable and excellent.‘he played all the remarkably groovy guitar parts himself’
excellent, wonderful, marvellous, magnificent, superb, splendid, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, first-class, first-rate, outstandingView synonyms
- ‘They have a very slick website, very groovy posters and a spanking new CD, yet last night was only their 3rd gig.’
- ‘If you know someone you think is groovy who would be perfect for someone else you think is groovy, why not go for it?’
- ‘Best of all by far was having lunch with the eternally groovy and wonderful Kate, as she took a brief moment out of her hectic homehunting schedule.’
- ‘The standard of the show did not drop as he took the stage next and had fans clapping to his groovy voice and strong lyrics.’
- ‘The drums get really groovy on this song during the verses.’
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