Meaning of déshabillé in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdɛzaˈbiːjeɪ/

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(also dishabille)
mass noun
  • The state of being only partly or scantily clothed.

    ‘the paintings of Venus all shared the same state of déshabillé’
    • ‘People meant to be fully clothed lounge around in dishabille; Otto and Leo, intended to be wearing individual pajamas, share one pair instead.’
    • ‘Here she manages five idiosyncratic and duly varied performances that will not be outshone by an almost continuous dishabille and brief nudity (mostly from the back) that would be enough to eclipse many a lesser talent.’
    • ‘There are exquisite touches, executed with extraordinary skill: the allegorically suggestive tear in the curtain; the artist's helpless dishabille; the uniquely knowing expression on the face of the central woman.’
    • ‘These two sites, with fat files of stars, listed in alphabetical order by first name, offer a synoptic pictorial history of actresses in various states of dishabille.’
    • ‘Why should anyone, child or adult, in unwitting dishabille be used as a spectacle?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If I encounter a gentleman in such a state of déshabillé, I generally point and raise an eyebrow.’
    • ‘If we trust Le Pautre, the figure was covered by a vine, but both Simon Thomassin, who engraved the figure in 1689, and Gabriel de Saint-Aubin, who drew it in 1774, record him in a state of total dishabille.’
    • ‘He shares his office with skeletons in various stages of dishabille, but that's part of the job for the manager of medical illustration at the Medical University.’
    • ‘We are asked by the author, a biographer not only of Charles Dickens but of London too, to contemplate the novelist unbuttoned, in peep-show dishabille.’
    • ‘In one oil on view in Paris and Washington, a model in dishabille turns to speak to an artist who warms his hands against a stovepipe in a sexually suggestive gesture.’
    • ‘She was as angry as Caitlin was, but her anger was directed toward Crane, whom she saw as the cause for her sudden state of dishabille.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I crave to render you in oil: capture your essence, your inmost coherence and your déshabillé.’
    nudity, nakedness, bareness


French, ‘undressed’.