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Stylish or superior.‘she's getting high-toned and putting on airs’
smart, stylish, upmarket, fancy, high-class, fashionable, chic, luxurious, luxury, deluxe, exclusive, select, sumptuous, opulent, lavish, grand, rich, elegant, ornate, ostentatious, showyView synonyms
- ‘From her conversation with Sylvia, Bob gathered that Caroline spent her evenings at high-toned discotheques and gambling clubs, her days recuperating.’
- ‘Prospects see those high-toned communiques and imagine their own messages similarly adorned.’
- ‘That way, interesting cinematic liberties may be taken without fear of high-toned academic outrage or comparison to the text's richness.’
- ‘His first two novels suffered from a high-toned moralism that was equal parts political correctness and vaguely Zen-flavored mysticism.’
- ‘There would be no threats of boycotts; there would be no marches; there would be no high-toned talk.’
- ‘She offers a high-toned essay on two stage performers behind a bright-red scrim, posed in front of gloriously vivid flowers.’
- ‘With property taxes spiraling dramatically, the place also risks turning into a high-toned playground for the rich.’
- ‘A painting like Elevated was at once a confrontation with New York's urban jungle and an experiment in an edgy, high-toned, Cubist-derived modernism.’
- ‘My Baby's Lost has the most interesting of the beats on the record, with Eamon's showing off the finer points of his high-toned voice.’
- ‘However, his publisher seems to have required a more high-toned explanation before furnishing him with a fresh tranche of money and renown.’
- ‘And of course, the project isn't entirely philanthropic, because the corporation benefits from high-toned PR.’
- ‘Perhaps one shouldn't make too much of the high-toned language.’
- ‘Though typical in its insistence on the brand's exotic appeal, Price's endorsement was unusually high-toned.’
- ‘Note that there is no commentary allowed in my pristine, high-toned blog here.’
- ‘The current catalog of the high-toned house Westminster John Knox Press, for example, features The Gospel According to the Simpsons.’
- ‘The high-toned Tokyo banquet is clear evidence that the controversial era of the Kamikaze has not passed into oblivion.’
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