a. Conforming to the current styles or trends; stylish: a fashionable wardrobe.
b. Adopting or setting current styles or trends: a fashionable artist.
2. Associated with or frequented by stylish or trend-setting people: a fashionable hotel.
A stylish person.
fashion·a·bil·i·ty, fashion·a·ble·ness n.
Synonyms: fashionable, chic, in1, sharp, smart, stylish, swanky, trendy
These adjectives mean in accordance with the current fashion: a fashionable restaurant; a chic dress; the in place to go; a sharp jacket; a smart hotel; stylish clothes; a swanky apartment; a trendy neighborhood.
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