Part of speech: adjective
Origin: French, 19th century
Dressed very elegantly; well groomed.
Examples of Soigné in a sentence
"Matthew was tall, handsome, and soigné when he met Lucy for their date."
"Looking at the photographs of his grandparents, Joe was surprised at how soigné they were."
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“Soigné” is the past participle of the French verb “soigner,” meaning “to take care of.” In turn, “soigner” comes from the French word “soin,” meaning “care.”
Did you Know?
French words have masculine and feminine forms. To use “soigné” to describe a woman, the feminine adjective would be pronounced the same, but it has an additional “e” on the end: “soignée.” For example, “Sarah was tall, fair, and soignée.” In English, it’s not necessary to differentiate between the masculine and feminine forms.