deshabille

NOUN
  1. the state of being carelessly or partially dressed
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How To Use deshabille In A Sentence

  • The Windsor Beauties, painted for the Duchess of York (1662-8; Hampton Court, Royal Coll.), handsomely déshabillé and languorous, successfully capture the hedonistic climate of the court.
  • Lady Beaulyon, arrayed in a marvellous 'deshabille' of lace and pale blue satin, which would have been called by the up-to-date modiste God's Good Man
  • With this melancholy account he left the room; and soon after her ladyship entered, with an air of interesting languor, and most attractingly dressed in an elegantly deshabille, of fine muslin, trimmed with beautiful lace. Drelincourt and Rodalvi; or, Memoirs of Two Nobel Families
  • In spite of his more serious subjects of distress, Tressilian could not help feeling that he, with his riding-suit, however handsome it might be, made rather an unworthy figure among these "fierce vanities," and the rather because he saw that his deshabille was the subject of wonder among his own friends, and of scorn among the partisans of Leicester. Kenilworth
  • If I encounter a gentleman in such a state of déshabillé, I generally point and raise an eyebrow.
  • La méthode reste valable et optimisée avec les doigts : en glissant le couteau le long de la crevette sous la carapace une fois la tête arrachée, on parvient à la deshabiller beaucoup plus facilement et à la récupérer en un seul morceau. Décortiquer sa crevette sans douleur — Climb to the Stars
  • The rococo piece of furniture presumed a body lost in pleasures: lounging en déshabillé, listening to music, or engaged in the serious pursuit of culinary marvels.
  • The word dishabille (from the French déshabillé 'undressed', which still refers to a negligee) uses a common euphemism for nudity to refer to being partially or very casually dressed, a matter of comparison with the fashion-sensitive 'proper' dress, not to an actual revealing characteris - tic of the 'lesser' garments worn. Recently Uploaded Slideshows
  • The rococo piece of furniture presumed a body lost in pleasures: lounging en déshabillé, listening to music, or engaged in the serious pursuit of culinary marvels.
  • As soon as Matthew is left alone with Theo and Isabelle, he finds himself out of his depth, constantly being invited into the bathroom and bedroom and challenged not to mind or notice their flagrant déshabille.
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