fashion

fashion n 1 manner, way, *method, mode, system
Analogous words: practice, *habit, custom, usage, wont
2 Fashion, style, mode, vogue, fad, rage, craze, dernier cri, cry are comparable when denoting a way of dressing, of furnishing and decorating rooms, of dancing, or of behaving that is generally accepted at a given time by those who wish to follow the trend or to be regarded as up-to-date.
Fashion is thought of in general as the current conventional usage or custom which is determined by polite society or by those who are regarded as leaders especially in the social, the intellectual, the literary, or the artistic world
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the dictates of fashion

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follow the fashion

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nowhere ... is fashion so exacting, not only in dress and demeanor, but in plastic art itself— Browne 11

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took the view . . . that externals count for much, since they sway opinion, and opinion sways fashion, and fashion is reflected in conduct— Buchan

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Fashion is also applicable to the particular thing (as costume, furniture, behavior, or subject in literature or art) which is dictated by fashion
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this poem ... provided ... the fake-progressive with a new fashion—Day Lewis

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it is the latest fashion in hats

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Style, in this as in its other senses (see LANGUAGE 2, NAME) implies a manner or way that is distinctive; though often interchangeable with fashion
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a dress in the latest style

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it particularly suggests the elegant or dis-tinguished way of dressing, furnishing, and living characteristic of those who have wealth and taste
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live in style

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judging from the style they keep, they are both wealthy and cultivated

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their clothes, their homes, their tables, their cars have that somewhat elusive quality called style

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an authentic opera queen, temperamental, colorful, obstreperous, who considered traveling in style as important as singing in tune— Kupferberg

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Mode, especially in the phrase "the mode" suggests the peak of fashion or the fashion of the moment among those who cultivate elegance in dress, behavior, and interests
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the easy, apathetic graces of the man of the modeMacaulay

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that summer Russian refugees were greatly the modeRose Macaulay

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sleeping on top of television sets is the mode of the day for cats— New Yorker

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Vogue stresses the prevalence or wide acceptance of the fashion and its obvious popularity
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the slender, undeveloped figure then very much in vogueCather

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the word morale, in italics, had a great vogue at the time of the WaxMontague

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yet I am told that the vogue of the sermon is passing— Quiller-Couch

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Fad, rage, craze, dernier cri all apply to an extremely short-lived fashion.
Fad stresses caprice in taking up and in dropping
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many people are inclined to see in the popularity of this new subject a mere university fadBabbitt

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a fashion is not in France the mere "fad" it is in England and with us— Brownell

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Rage and craze imply short-lived and often markedly senseless enthusiasm
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Mr. Prufrock fitted in very well with his wife's social circle, and was quite the rageDay Lewis

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dog racing had begun as an enthusiasm, worked through to being a craze, and ended as being a habit— Westerby

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Dernier cri or its equivalent cry (especially in "all the cry") applies to whatever is the very latest thing in fashion
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a woman whose clothes are always the denier cri

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open-toed shoes were all the cry that summer

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Analogous words: trend, drift, *tendency: convention, *form, usage
fashion vb form, shape, *make, fabricate, manufacture, forge
Analogous words: devise, contrive (see corresponding nouns at DEVICE): design, plan, plot (see under PLAN n): produce, turn out (see BEAR)

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