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1: luxuriously elegant
adjective ( ritzier; -est) Etymology: Ritz hotels, noted for their opulence Date: 1920 1. snobbish impressively or ostentatiously fancy or stylish 2. ; fashionable, posh < a > • ritzy nightclub ritziness noun adj. (ritzier, ritziest) colloq. 1 high-class, luxurious. 2 ostentatiously smart.
Derivatives: ritzily adv. ritziness n. Etymology: Ritz, the name of luxury hotels f. C. Ritz, Swiss hotel-owner d. 1918
(ritzier, ritziest) If you describe something as ritzy, you mean that it is fashionable or expensive. (INFORMAL) Palm Springs has ritzy restaurants and glitzy nightlife. fancy = ADJ Babylonian, Corinthian, awe-inspiring, awful, barbaric, braw, chic, classy, clothes-conscious, cosmopolitan, dapper, dashing, deluxe, dressed to advantage, dressed to kill, elaborate, elegant, exquisite, extravagant, fancy, fine, genteel, glorious, grand, grandiose, imposing, impressive, jaunty, luxurious, magnificent, majestic, natty, neat, nifty, nobby, noble, palatial, plush, posh, princely, proud, recherche, sharp, sleek, smart, smug, snazzy, soigne, soignee, sophisticated, spiffy, splendacious, splendid, splendiferous, spruce, stately, style-conscious, sumptuous, superb, superfancy, superfine, swank, swanky, swell, tricksy, trig, trim, well-dressed, well-groomed
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