dressed and groomed elegantly and with great care: said of a woman: the sp. used when referring to a man is
Origin of soignéeFrench feminine of soigné, past participle of soigner, to take care of, attend to ; from Medieval Latin (Gallic) soniare ; from sonium, care ; from Frankish an unverified form sunnja
(comparative more soignée, superlative most soignée)
- Of a woman: elegant, well-groomed, sophisticated.
- 2007, Proof of Life was not much of a film; and Ryan, implausibly soignée despite the fact that her character's husband has been kidnapped by South American drug fiends, is one of the worst things about it. — Bee Wilson, ‘Pink and Bare’, London Review of Books 29:3, p. 24
From French soignée, feminine form of soigné.