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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Quality or state of being expensive and showy or stylish.

Usage examples (7)
  • Never mind the obligatory Politico editorializing on the "swankiness" of the retreat venue, or their efforts to say she's somehow in disagreement with Obama, good for...
  • The driver pulled the taxi into the porte cochere of the high-rise and remarked on its swankiness.
  • Very down-to-earth, light on the swankiness of Frank, not as cool, not as handsome, but yeah, he rocks all right.
  • But with those lingering traces of his hill-country genesis, his rangy figure, now lent an extra sleekness by a corset, was garbed with a studied swankiness in... for more
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