, soignée
   (swahn-YAY) [French: (well) cared for] Wellgroomed; carefully and elegantly turned out, done, or designed.

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  • soigné — soigné, ée [ swaɲe ] adj. • 1690; de soigner 1 ♦ Dont on a pris soin; qui prend soin de sa personne. Elle est très soignée de sa personne. ⇒ impeccable; fam. clean. Mains soignées. ⇒ 1. net, propre. 2 ♦ Fait avec soin, avec application. Travail… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • soigné — soigné, ée (soi gné, gnée) part. passé de soigner. 1°   Qui reçoit des soins. Malades soignés dans les hôpitaux. 2°   À quoi on a donné des soins. Une éducation soignée. Un style soigné.    Terme de beaux arts. Se dit de certains ouvrages faits… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • soigne — 1821, from Fr. soigné (fem. soignée), from pp. of soigner “to take care of,” from soin “care.” …   Etymology dictionary

  • Soigne — Soigne, Wald von, Wald, südlich von Brüssel hinter der englischen Aufstellung bei Waterloo (jetzt noch 4350 Hectaren umfassend) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • soigné — Soigné, [soign]ée. part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • soigné — or soignée adjective Etymology: French, from past participle of soigner to take care of Date: 1821 1. well groomed, sleek 2. elegantly maintained or designed < a soigné restaurant > < a soigné black dress > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Soigne — Recorded in several forms including Soigne, the diminutives Soignard and Soignot, the patronymic Soignies, and apparently in the British Channel Islands, the diminutive Soigoux, this is a surname of French and medieval origins. However spelt it… …   Surnames reference

  • soigné — /swahn yay /; Fr. /swann nyay /, adj. 1. carefully or elegantly done, operated, or designed. 2. well groomed. Also, soignée. [1915 20; < F, ptp. of soigner to take care of < Gmc (cf. OS sunnea care, concern)] * * * …   Universalium

  • soigné — adjective /ˈswɑː.njeɪ,swɑːˈnjeɪ,swɑˈnjeɪ/ Fashionable and elegant, well groomed …   Wiktionary

  • soigne — Synonyms and related words: a la mode, braw, chic, classy, clothes conscious, cosmopolitan, dapper, dashing, dressed to advantage, dressed to kill, dressed up, elegant, en grande tenue, endimanche, exquisite, genteel, gussied up, in full dress,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • soigné — soi·gné agg.inv. ES fr. {{wmetafile0}} di persona, curata, elegante, ricercata nei modi e nell abbigliamento | di lavoro, minuzioso, rifinito con estrema accuratezza {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1925. ETIMO: propr. p.pass. di soigner curare,… …   Dizionario italiano

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