n. underclothes; underskirt, petticoat, slip v. dress in a way that is not formal enough for the circumstances; not dress warmly enough

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • underdress — ► VERB (also be underdressed) ▪ dress too plainly or too informally for a particular occasion …   English terms dictionary

  • underdress — [un΄dər dres′] vi. to dress more plainly or informally than is indicated by the occasion …   English World dictionary

  • underdress — Date: circa 1784 intransitive verb to dress in overly or inappropriately simple or informal clothing transitive verb to dress (as oneself) more simply or informally than is appropriate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • underdress — v. /un deuhr dres /; n. /un deuhr dres /, v., underdressed or underdrest, underdressing, n. v.i. 1. to clothe oneself less completely or formally than is usual or fitting for the circumstances. n. 2. garments worn beneath others; underclothes. 3 …   Universalium

  • underdress — verb a) To dress in insufficiently warm clothes. b) To dress in insufficiently formal clothes. Ant: overdress …   Wiktionary

  • underdress — verb (also be underdressed) dress too plainly or too informally for a particular occasion …   English new terms dictionary

  • underdress — un•der•dress v. [[t]ˌʌn dərˈdrɛs[/t]] n. [[t]ˈʌn dərˌdrɛs[/t]] v. i. 1) to clothe oneself less formally than is usual or fitting for the circumstances 2) clo garments worn beneath others; underclothes 3) clo a slip, petticoat, or other underskirt …   From formal English to slang

  • underdress — noun /ˈʌndədrɛs/ (say unduhdres) 1. a dress worn under another. –verb (i) /ʌndəˈdrɛs/ (say unduh dres) 2. to dress too plainly; wear an outfit which is not smart or elaborate enough for the occasion …   Australian English dictionary

  • underdress — v.tr. & intr. dress too plainly or too lightly …   Useful english dictionary

  • dress down — verb 1. censure severely or angrily The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger s car The deputy ragged the Prime Minister The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup • Syn: ↑call on the carpet, ↑take to task, ↑rebuke, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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