Adjective "sartorial" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress.
  1. 'Indeed her presence influenced women at court to copy her sartorial style.'
  2. 'The girls give their reactions to their fellow guests' sartorial style.'
  3. 'In his prime he was very handsome, but dressed down as if he feared any sartorial display would distract from his teaching.'
  4. 'Sporting sunglasses and a black sleeveless shirt, with his hair parted down the middle, he said he took his sartorial inspiration from Indian film star Tere-Naam after watching one of his movies.'
  5. 'No wonder the Western world has been smitten by the sari, and every woman with a smidgen of sartorial savvy wants one.'
  6. 'I've dressed up a bit in deference to Evans's sartorial elegance.'
  7. 'On Bastille Day, there would be a sartorial epidemic of clothes coloured red, white, and blue.'
  8. 'If you want to escape the sartorial stereotypes, you often have to pay a little more.'
  9. 'In the ensuing confusion, everyone in the room, king, nobles and commoners alike, ended up removing their hats, and the meeting continued on a note of sartorial equality.'
  10. 'I could afford to be superior about sartorial disasters I witnessed all around me.'


1. of or relating to tailors or their trade: sartorial workmanship.

2. of or relating to clothing or style or manner of dress: sartorial splendor.

3. Anatomy. pertaining to the sartorius.

More examples(as adjective)

"elegances can be sartorial."

"tastes can be sartorial."

"styles can be sartorial."

"standards can be sartorial."

"disasters can be sartorial."

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Early 19th century: from Latin sartor ‘tailor’ (from sarcire ‘to patch’) + -ial.