dashing dashing  /ˈdæ ʃɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) lively and spirited
  2. (adj) marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners

Usage(s):

  1. Only the dashing skill of the Scandinavians, Swiss and Austrians in the skiing events kept Russia's team lead as low as it was.
  2. Shy in personality but dashing in vision, Allen shows how a thoughtful billionaire can make the world not just a better place but also a far more interesting one.
  3. Today, still dashing in his uniform, Giap modestly rejects the notion that these military feats made him a hero.

News

  1. Police car venture ends in bankruptcy

    INDIANAPOLIS -- A company that had planned to build high-tech police cars in a vacant plant that once housed a Rust Belt city's largest employer has filed for bankruptcy, dashing the hopes of a community desperate for economic rejuvenation.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: South Bend Tribune

  2. Once-promising Ind. car venture ends in bankruptcy

    A company that had planned to build high-tech police cars in a vacant plant that once housed a rust belt city's largest employer has filed for bankruptcy, dashing the hopes of a community desperate for ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Immortal Billionaire Peter Thiel to Write Book Your Weird Uncle Will Give You for Graduation

    Peter Thiel, the dashing PayPal founder who was born when Ray Kurzweil and a unicorn cyborg mated beneath a full moon, is adding “author” to his long list of accomplishments. The New York Times reports that Mr. Thiel, a utopia-obsessed angel investor who spends a large chunk of his life convincing impressionable geniuses to eschew college degrees, is currently working on a book about “building ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

Quotes

  1. In an article in American Vogue magazine, Clinton described him as "tall and dashing", adding: "Well, if you saw him it would be a big crush. I mean, he is so vibrant, vital, attractive, smart,"
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: WalesOnline

  2. "My dad was dashing," Riley said. "I saw pictures of my father, he and mom when they got married in the '30s and how he dressed. One thing he always did was he had these wonderful Clark Gable-type suits on and bright red ties and starched...
    on Sep 4, 2008 By: Pat Riley Source: USA Today

  3. "Adding to TV's population of both crime procedurals and semi-supernaturals, the show stars the dashing Brit Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, a seeming psychic," Shales wrote.
    on Sep 21, 2008 By: Tom Shales Source: The Australian

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