classy

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class +‎ -y

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classy (comparative classier, superlative classiest)

  1. Elegant, highly stylish or fashionable.
    That's a very classy outfit.
  2. (Ironic) Showy; tasteless; trying unsuccessfully to demonstrate taste.
    He gave us a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau with a gold label - really classy.
  3. Of a superior type; especially, exhibiting admirable personal qualities.
    That was a classy response.
    • 2011 October 1, David Ornstein, “Blackburn 0 - 4 Man City”, BBC Sport:
      Manchester City put the Carlos Tevez saga behind them with a classy victory at Blackburn that keeps them level on points with leaders Manchester United.

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