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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wel-groomd, -groo md]
    • /wɛl ɡruːmd/
    • /wel ɡruːmd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel-groomd, -groo md]
    • /wɛl ɡruːmd/

Definitions of well-groomed word

  • adjective well-groomed having the hair, skin, etc., well cared for; well-dressed, clean, and neat: a well-groomed young man. 1
  • adjective well-groomed (of an animal) tended, cleaned, combed, etc., with great care. 1
  • adjective well-groomed carefully cared for; neat; tidy: a well-groomed lawn. 1
  • adjective well-groomed A well-groomed person is very neat and tidy, and looks as if they have taken care over their appearance. 0
  • adjective well-groomed (of a person) having a tidy pleasing appearance 0
  • adjective well-groomed kept tidy and neat 0

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Origin of well-groomed

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
First recorded in 1885-90

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Parts of speech for Well-groomed


well-groomed popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for well-groomed

adj well-groomed

  • bandbox — a lightweight usually cylindrical box used for holding small articles, esp hats
  • bluenose — a puritanical or prudish person
  • crisp — Food that is crisp is pleasantly hard, or has a pleasantly hard surface.
  • dapper — A man who is dapper has a very neat and clean appearance, and is often also small and thin.
  • doggy — a little dog or a puppy.

adjective well-groomed

  • chic — Something or someone that is chic is fashionable and sophisticated.
  • debonair — A man who is debonair is confident, charming, and well-dressed.
  • nobby — fashionable or elegant; stylish; chic.
  • yuppie — a young, ambitious, and well-educated city-dweller who has a professional career and an affluent lifestyle.

Antonyms for well-groomed

adjective well-groomed

  • disheveled — hanging loosely or in disorder; unkempt: disheveled hair.

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